Barry Humphries meets Dame Edna in wax!
Barry Humphries meets Dame Edna in wax for the first time in Australia!
Barry Humphries has made history by meeting his much loved character, Dame Edna in wax form for the first time in Australia.
The meeting was a celebration of Dame Edna coming out of retirement from touring for a series of shows with the Sydney Symphony in June. Australia’s favourite lilac-hued dame is joining forces with her long-time associate and manager Barry Humphries for 'Barry Humphries, Dame Edna and Other Marsupials' at the Sydney Opera House which is set to be an evening of orchestral storytelling including Peter and the Wolf, Juanita the Spanish Lobster, and Carnival of the Animals.
The concerts will be conducted by Australian Benjamin Northey and will form part of the Sydney Symphony’s Kaleidoscope series – famously known as the series where the orchestra lets its hair down.
Humphries, who last saw his wax figure “many years ago” once again got acquainted with his famous alter-ego who recently hung up her glasses and retired after a successful farewell tour. Barry was excited to come face to face with the wax version of the iconic Australian housewife that has been winning over Australian and international hearts since the ‘50’s, commenting “I’m very impressed with the wax figure and how the staff here look after me, and I just hope the wonderful Dame Edna stays put in the attraction for a long while and they don’t melt her down!”
Dame Edna’s wax figure has been featured at both Madame Tussauds London and Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, moving over to Australia for the launch of Madame Tussauds Sydney in April 2012. Dame’s current look is a pink flapper dress with pink shoes and a multi coloured jacket from the Victoria Derby in 2010, with the jewellery sourced from the same place as Dame Edna is known to buy hers.
You can see Dame Edna and over 70 other iconic personalities at Madame Tussauds Sydney by purchasing a ticket via the Buy Now button below.