Thursday, November 23, 2006

Christmas Entertainment Dame Edna Style!

Ho ho ho possums!

It's spooky how quickly the year passes, isn't it? It's nearly Chrissie time, darlings! Have you been good this year? As Dame Edna says, will Santa be visiting you with his bulging sack?

Christmas time is definitely Dame Edna time! One of my favourite Christmas TV moments of all time was on the Parkinson show several years ago when Dame Edna made her "Christmas Address to the Commonwealth". I was absolutely on the floor with laughter! If you haven't yet seen it, run out and get the Dame Edna Christmas DVD - you won't be sorry, I promise! As it says on the DVD case: "Just slip this disc into your facility and the gift of Dame Edna will make your chestnuts sizzle!" Well, who can argue with that? Call me old fashioned, but you can't!

As the Chrissie season fast approaches, it promises to be a busy time for The Untamed Edna Experience! Folks in the know have invited Simon to bring Dame Edna's brand of Australian good will and cheer to their Christmas parties far and wide. To kick things off, those gorgeous little mites at Flight Centre UK have asked us to pop along to their festive soiree tomorrow night at Chelsea Football Club. Edna will come alive on stage in all her megastar glory, singing holiday favourites such as "Dame Edna is Coming to Town" and "We Need an Aussie Christmas" - what could be better? Thankfully, Madge won't be there to spoil things, hanging around the mistletoe with a pathetic and misplaced look of hope in her eyes...

Quicksticks, possums! If you're still looking for some Christmas Entertainment to make the season bright, then check out the The Untamed Edna Experience website for some great ideas. You can take a look at some video footage to experience for yourself the kind of hilarity that Dame Edna can bring to your party or event - creating Christmas memories your guests won't soon forget!!!

I'd best run now, my darlings! I've got to pack up the trunks and run them out to the Edna-Air helicopter - keeping this Australian housewife and international phenomenon on the go is a full time job!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Dame Edna International News

You little minx - you've come to the right place for all the news about our beloved mega-star Dame Edna Everage!

Simon and I have just returned from New York where Dame Edna is featured in a photograph in the current Broadway Playbill programmes given to all audiences in Broadway's theatreland. In an article about "Theatre Talk", New York City's most prominent theatre talk show on television, Dame Edna is pictured with the co-hosts of the show:

photo credit: Elizabeth Ruml

Only the best and brightest of Broadway are featured on the show, so it's only fitting that Australia's best-loved housewife/international icon would be interviewed, along with the likes of
Chicago's Kander and Ebb. Dame Edna, in fact, won a Tony Award in 2001 for her Broadway show "Dame Edna: The Royal Tour", as well as a Tony nomination for the 2004 hit show "Dame Edna: Back With a Vengeance".

And speaking of the "Back With a Vengeance" show, following the hugely successful run on Broadway (which we witnessed!) and a fantastic North American tour, she's taken the show home to Australia where she is currently playing to her adoring fans down under. This run celebrates Dame Edna's 50 years on the stage, and this very week the show is playing in Perth at the Regal Theatre until the 26th. Just think of all the lucky people who will see that show - their lives will probably never be the same again!

photo credit: Richard Hatherly

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

TV Appearance on ITV2 - "The Lookey Likey Show"

Exciting news, possums!

Simon is going to be appearing on TV this week on the ITV2 program "The Lookey Likey Show"!

The sequences were filmed earlier this year, and we've just received word that Simon's segment as Dame Edna will be on this Thursday night at 21:00. So make it a date and join us for some fun and mayhem, Dame Edna style!

We filmed various scenes, as Dame Edna graced the high street with her mega-star presence, overwhelming the non-entities with her glitz and glamour as they did their shopping. Next, she surprised local shoppers as she did her grocery shopping at Tesco - needless to say, it was the highlight of their day (and probably their entire lives)!!!

During filming, we couldn't believe our luck when we spotted a vicar in the store, so we're really hoping that the scenes filmed with him make it into the program! As Dame Edna has provided spiritual advice to so many around the world (including, of course, Mother Theresa), her words of advice about the choices to be made when selecting the juiciest melons were gratefully accepted by the good vicar. Great stuff!

If you want a little more information about the series, you'll find it here:

The Lookey Likey Show

And for the details of Thursday's show, here are the ITV2 listings:

ITV2 listings