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Joanna Lumley to perform at Bristol Hippodrome in 2018

PUBLISHED: 20:00 08 December 2017

Joanna Lumley will perform at the Bristol Hippodrome on October 18.

Joanna Lumley will perform at the Bristol Hippodrome on October 18.

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An iconic British comedian, actress and activist will take to the Bristol Hippodrome stage next year.

Joanna Lumley will perform her first ever live show, It’s All About Me, at the theatre on October 18 as part of a 30-date UK tour.

The hilarious show will take audiences on a nostalgic journey through a hugely varied career which spans more than four decades.

The 71-year-old’s career began in London during the 1960s when she was fashion designer Jean Muir’s house model.

The position allowed her to help advertise a huge range of products including toothpaste and mini skirts.

She first burst on to the country’s TV screens in the mid-1970s when she played Purdey in The Avengers.

The role kickstarted a successful career which saw her land parts in hit shows and films such as Coronation Street, On The Buses, Dracula and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

But perhaps her defining performance came as Patsy Stone in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, which earned her two BAFTAs and a 25-year stint culminating in a feature film in 2016.

On top of her much-loved on-screen persona Joanna became well known as a keen adventurer and activist, taking on impressive challenges such as tracking down the Northern Lights and discovering the source of the Nile.

Joanna said: “The thought of this tour next year, travelling across the British Isles and Ireland, has completely taken over my waking hours.

“It’s utterly thrilling to start planning the stories I can tell, and the rapture – and gratitude, to be fair – with which I shall greet the audiences.

“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.

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

Producer and friend Clive Tulloh will also take to the stage to ask Joanna questions put to her by the audience.

Joanna Lumley will perform It’s All About Me at the Bristol Hippodrome in St Augustines Parade at 7.30pm on October 18.

Tickets, priced £33.65, are available here.

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