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JOANNA LUM­LEY, right, will be talk­ing about her life as a brain­washed Bond girl in Blofeld’s lair in the movie On Her Majesty’s Se­cret Service, her work as Purdey in The Avengers and her role as Pasty Stone in Ab­so­lutely Fab­u­lous as she pre­pares for her first live tour.

It’s All About Me will see Joanna em­bark on a 30-date tour next year. She says: “I may have to be dragged off with a hook at the end of each show.

“Oh peo­ple! This is es­pe­cially for you from me, with masses of love. I think it will be fab­u­lous.”

Go to tick­et­mas­ for tour de­tails. THE Voice fi­nal­ist Lucy O‘Byrne, left, and for­mer EastEn­der and West End star Neil McDer­mott, are to play Maria and Cap­tain Von Trapp in a na­tion­wide tour of The Sound Of Mu­sic.

The mu­si­cal opens in the UK in Jan­uary fol­low­ing a Christ­mas sea­son in Dublin.

Go to ken­ for de­tails. MU­SI­CAL Bat Out Of Hell has been given a per­ma­nent home in Lon­don’s West End run af­ter col­lect­ing a top theatre award.

The show, based around Meat Loaf’s hit al­bum, won the best mu­si­cal tro­phy at the Evening Stan­dard Theatre Awards and will now run at the Do­min­ion from April 2.

Stars An­drew Polec and Christina Ben­ning­ton, pic­tured, are in talks to con­tinue in their roles as ro­man­tic leads Strat and Raven.

Go to ned­er­lan­ for book­ing in­for­ma­tion.

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