Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the MaskEditor's Pick

Barry Humphries: The Man Behind the Mask

bares all in new Australian show
  • Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
    Melbourne • 25 - 26 May
    FINAL RELEASE
    $75* seats just released
    $75.00 - $192.35*
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    via Arts Centre Melbourne
    Costa Hall, Deakin University
    Geelong • 2 June 2:00pm
    MATINEE SHOW
    $75* seats just released
    $75.00 - $182.50*
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    via Geelong Performing Arts Centre
    Costa Hall, Deakin University
    Geelong • 2 June 8:00pm
    EVENING SHOW
    $75* seats just released
    $75.00 - $182.50*
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    via Geelong Performing Arts Centre
    Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
    Adelaide • 30 - 31 May
    FINAL RELEASE
    $75* seats just released
    $75.00 - $182.50*
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    via Bass
  • Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
    Melbourne • 25 - 26 May
    FINAL RELEASE
    $75* seats just released
    $75.00 - $192.35*
    Premium, A, B & C Reserve
    Buy Now
    via Arts Centre Melbourne
    Costa Hall, Deakin University
    Geelong • 2 June 2:00pm
    MATINEE SHOW
    $75* seats just released
    $75.00 - $182.50*
    Premium, A & B Reserve
    Buy Now
    via Geelong Performing Arts Centre
    Costa Hall, Deakin University
    Geelong • 2 June 8:00pm
    EVENING SHOW
    $75* seats just released
    $75.00 - $182.50*
    Premium, A, B & C Reserve
    Buy Now
    via Geelong Performing Arts Centre
  • Festival Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
    Adelaide • 30 - 31 May
    FINAL RELEASE
    $75* seats just released
    $75.00 - $182.50*
    Premium, A, B & C Reserve
    Buy Now
    via Bass

*Additional fees including Booking, Credit Card & Handling charges may be levied at purchase. Tickets are subject to availability which must be confirmed with the ticket retailer.

About the event

Celebrated Australian performer Barry Humphries AO, CBE will take Australian audiences on a revealing, funny and moving trip through his colourful life and theatrical career when he tours Australia in May & June. In an intimate, confessional evening – seasoned with highly personal, sometimes startling, and occasionally outrageous stories – Australia’s best loved entertainer will be peeling off his mask to introduce the man behind the clown.

For more than 60 years, Humphries has held a mirror to Australia and Australians, revealing their virtues, their foibles, their triumphs and their failings through a gallery of adored characters, including Dame Edna Everage, Sir Les Paterson and Sandy Stone. Now he will spin the mirror around, exposing his own highs and lows, the good times and the not so good. Themes include Humphries’ Australian childhood, family relationships, attitudes, career and his experiences as one of the world’s most acclaimed entertainers.

“It is the story of my generation, it is a story of a life spent in the theatre and a life spent in comedy, and it will show what it is like to be a clown. In a way, this is perhaps the bravest thing I’ve ever done and I hope the most entertaining. I think people might be agreeably shocked and they certainly will learn much they didn’t know.”

BARRY HUMPHRIES