Hannah Gadsby’s tenth solo show was Nanette. It did alright.
Nanette played around Australia and the UK for 18 months, taking out the top prizes at the Melbourne and Edinburgh festivals before sitting down in New York and dropping a Netflix special in June 2018 that won her a Peabody Award and started a global conversation that continues today.
While Nanette was a random barista, Douglas is a very specific dog, and the only thing they have in common is they’ve inspired Hannah to put pen to paper and turn out a show you couldn’t possibly expect. Hannah found her voice with Nanette, and with Douglas she plans to use it.
The stand-up stage has been Hannah’s home for more than a decade, and the last couple of years have given her a few very new ideas to think and talk about in her brand new show.
‘Makes me laugh in ways that hurt’
‘Gadsby maintains a masterful control of her craft’
‘Douglas, her follow-up to a show that would seem impossible to top, is another triumph’
‘The uproariously funny Douglas is part lecture, part stand-up and part tongue-in-cheek tirade. And it’s all heart’
Please note: Hannah Gadsby’s upcoming tour will be a phone-free experience. Use of mobile phones, smart watches, smart accessories, cameras or recording devices will not be permitted in the performance space. Upon arrival at the venue, all phones and smart watches will be secured in Yondr cases that will be opened at the end of the event. Guests maintain possession of their phones at all times, and can access their phones throughout the show at designated phone use areas in the venue. All phones will be re-secured in Yondr cases before returning to the performance space. Anyone seen using a mobile phone during the performance will be escorted out of the venue. We appreciate your cooperation in creating a phone-free viewing experience.
Hannah Gadsby at New Theatre Oxford
Hannah Gadsby at New Theatre Oxford from Thursday 24th October to Thursday 24th October 2019.