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Jennifer Saunders, Bonkers: My Life in Laughs

24 April 2014

Venue: Concert Hall  View Seat Map
Presented by: Sydney Opera House

A hilarious look into the touching life story of the iconic comedian, writer and actress Jennifer Saunders.


Some comic geniuses were formed by years of misery as a child, but once in a generation there arrives an individual of pure, unadulterated talent who was just born funny and stayed that way. The mighty Jennifer Saunders - actor, comedian, writer, and creator of Absolutely Fabulous and French & Saunders - can certainly be described as a 'legend'.

In keeping with a life devoted to hilarity, Saunders has released Bonkers: My Life in Laughs, a memoir that provides a refreshing respite from the usual celebrity catalogue of childhood woe. Saunders claims that she has precious little in the way of misery to recall, and not much in the way of memory either, but her Mum did keep all her schoolbooks and incomplete diaries for her to draw upon when penning the book.

Join Jennifer Saunders in conversation with Caroline Baum at the Opera House as she reflects on her incredible life: from her childhood growing up on RAF air bases to her life-changing meeting with Dawn French, up to her recent battle with cancer - all of it, as you might expect, approached in a way only Jennifer Saunders can.

Don't miss out on hearing from one of the most successful comedic and creative minds of our time, and for a night that is guaranteed to be absolutely fabulous, darling.

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Pricing Information

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Standard $39 - $49
Insiders $31.20 - $39.20
Booking fee applies per transaction

$8.50 - Contact Centre
$8.50 - Internet
$5.00 - Box Office Counter

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Performance Dates

Thursday 24 April, 7.30pm

Running Time: 75 minutes, no interval (approximate and subject to alteration)

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