Exclusive: Barry Humphries talks about his farewell live show Eat Pray Laugh!

17th November 2013

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In an exclusive collection of excerpts from conversations – conducted by Dominic Cavendish – the legendary Australian entertainer, 79, reveals his past as a theatre critic, explains why he’s laying his characters to rest and gives an in-depth account of his theatrical adieu Eat Pray Laugh!, currently running at the London Palladium. Recorded at various intervals during 2013 at venues in London.

Now whenever I’m on stage and I have a little illumination in the audience and I see a middle-aged woman with a schoolboy leaning forward and whispering something I know what’s she’s saying. Or I think I know what’s she saying. Or I hope I will not persist until she has to say it!