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Dame Edna Everage

Dame's glorious exit hails end of era

Dame Edna Everage narrates Peter and the Wolf City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall March 31

Sunday, 1 April, 2012, 12:00am

Nothing like this Dame

'Hello, Possums!' There are stars, there are superstars, there are megastars, but there is only one 'gigastar' - Dame Edna Everage.

Madonna, Lady Gaga, Victoria Beckham, even Britain's Queen Elizabeth, pale into insignificance when Dame Edna appears. Applause, please, for Australia's housewife, personal friend, and self-proclaimed 'gigastar'.

27 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Dame Edna Everage narrates Peter and the Wolf

Dame Edna Everage narrates (in English) and sings, and Simon Over conducts the City Chamber Orchestra of HK performing Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf and David Haslam's Juanita the Spanish Lobster. Mar 31, 2.30pm, 5pm, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, HK$200-HK$650 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2864 2156

25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

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The controls are very strong. They are very insecure. They are not ready for any change

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25 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Who said it?

The fact of the matter is that I'm beginning to feel a bit senior

Australian comedian Barry Humphries, 78, explains why he is retiring Dame Edna Everage

You come back and you realise that everyone in Hong Kong is working for money, but we don't really live a very meaningful or enriching life

19 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Talking possums

It is, perhaps, a slightly hoarse Dame Edna Everage who picks up the phone at her London agent's office. Either she's got a cold or something's seriously wrong.

18 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

My Life as Me

My Life as Me

by Barry Humphries

Penguin $120

6 Jun 2004 - 12:00am

Hairy harangue for hapless Dame Edna

HAVING found himself fussing over the expensive mops of Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and the rest of the gals in the heated behind-the-catwalk atmosphere of the Paris fashion shows, it was only to be expected that society hairdresser Kim Robinson would return with his claws sharpened.

28 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Possoms, artistes are always highly-strung

'HAVE you got a notebook?' the voice was stern and demanding, although its gender was uncertain.

'No, I have a camera. I came to photograph you,' I replied.

16 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Go along at your own risk, possums

THE Dame Edna Everage season at the Lyric Theatre has got off to an uproarious start with it being impossible to go anywhere in Wan Chai right now without tripping over stray gladioli.

14 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Dame Edna lifts lid on royal secrets

THE prickly matter must have been resolved over tea and Vegemite sandwiches at one of those frequent tete-a-tetes that Dame Edna Everage enjoys with the Queen at her private quarters in Buckingham Palace.

Sir Les Patterson is no longer the Australian cultural attache to the Court of St James.

11 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Flustered star forgets her friend

IT was a frantic Dame Edna Everage who called the Conrad yesterday from Melbourne.

Evidently the blue-rinse-and-rhinestone dame had overlooked the matter of a room for her bridesmaid, Madge Allsop, who will be accompanying her to town.

4 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Dame Edna goes all the way for TV

AUSSIE housewife and all-round glamour puss Dame Edna Everage left two of Hong Kong's best known TV presenters lost for words yesterday.

8 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Shop hopping at the Mall with Dame Edna

FROM a distance, she may look like Mrs Doubtfire, but closer inspection will remove any doubts about the identity of the stately matron striding purposefully from floor to floor at Pacific Place on April 8, while a camera crew follows in hot pursuit.

30 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

David Tang in lucky draw

LEAVING his ubiquitous cigar at home - he was, after all, wearing his halo as co-chairman of the Hongkong Cancer Fund - the World's Favourite Hongkonger, David Tang, was in good form yesterday when he presided over the Cancer Fund's lucky draw together with co-chairman Lady Becky Purves.

3 Mar 1993 - 12:00am