By JR on Monday, December 19, 2011
This has got nothing to do with politics but I am a great fan of Humphries. He has an instinctive comedic gift
DAME Edna Everage is the toast of London, after a 50-year career, receiving great reviews for her inaugural pantomime role on the West End.
She may be in her late 70s, but Melbourne's favourite gigastar has wowed the audiences in Dick Whittington, flying through the air on a wombat, dressed in a glorious Union Jack dress.
The audience all wore Dame Edna-style glasses in one scene as she reminded them: "I was born in glorious 3D, possums."
The Daily Mail review reported it was: "A delight to see her arrive on stage" and "Dame Edna fans basically got what they wanted - Dame Edna playing her glorious self. "One woman foolishly dashed on to the stage when invited and was ridiculed for 10 minutes about her dress sense.
"Dame Edna, struggling to describe the woman's attire, eventually came up with 'affordable', to much mirth from the audience."