The actress and model is going on tour for the first time ever, with a one-woman show that will take a peek behind the scenes of her almost 50-year career.
The 71-year-old has said the show, called It’s All About Me, will be ‘fabulous’ and is finding planning which stories to tell ‘utterly thrilling’.
Prepare to discover more about her past as a young mum and model in the 1960s and 70s, her work on New Avengers (and the Purdey haircut that launched a thousand copies!) and of course her time on Absolutely Fabulous with Jennifer Saunders.
But you might have forgotten her roles in Coronation Street, On The Buses and Dracula. She was even a Bond girl in On her Majesty’s Secret Service.
She is, of course, known for her charity work and activism too, and famously helped to secure the rights of Gurkhas who retired before 1997 to be able to settle in the UK.
“Nothing like this has come my way before, and I may have to be dragged off with a hook at the end of each show,” Joanna says. “Oh people! This is especially for you from me, with masses of love.”
She’ll be joined on stage by friend and producer Clive Tulloh who will ask her questions written by the audience, so each night will be different. It should be a lovely blast of nostalgia, and a great way to get to know one of Britain’s most treasured stars.
Here are the dates and destinations:
Saturday 06 October: Belfast Waterfront Hall
Sunday 07 October: Dublin Bord Gais Theatre
Tuesday 09 October: Birmingham Symphony Hall
Wednesday 10 October: Newcastle Gateshead Theatre
Thursday 11 October: Glasgow SEC Armadillo
Friday 12 October: Edinburgh EICCSaturday
13 October: Blackpool Opera House
Sunday 14 October: Salford The Lowry
Wednesday 17 October: Oxford New Theatre
Thursday 18 October: Bristol Hippodrome
Friday 19 October: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Saturday 20 October: Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre
Sunday 21 October: Cambridge Corn Exchange
Monday 22 October: Ipswich Regent Theatre
Wednesday 24 October: Sheffield City Hall
Thursday 25 October: Southend Cliffs Pavilion
Friday 26 October: Leeds First Direct Arena
Saturday 27 October: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Sunday 28 October: York Barbican
Monday 29 October: London Palladium
Wednesday 31 October: Plymouth Pavilions
Thursday 01 November: Coventry Warwick Arts Centre
Friday 02 November: Southampton 02 Guild Hall
Saturday 03 November: Bournemouth BIC
Sunday 04 November: Portsmouth Guild Hall
Tuesday 06 November: Leicester De Montfort Hall
Wednesday 07 November: Blackburn King Georges Hall
Thursday 08 November: Brighton Dome
Friday 09 November: Northampton Derngate Theatre
Saturday 10 November: Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
- It’s All About Me will travel across the UK and Ireland next October.