Dame Edna
(© Greg Gorman)
Dame Edna
(© Greg Gorman)
Barry Humphries has announced that the new show Eat Pray Laugh will mark the final stage appearance of his alter-ego Dame Edna Everage, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph. The show is scheduled to launch an Australian tour with an engagement in June at the Canberra Theatre Centre.

In addition to announcing the character's retirement from the stage, Humphries has announced that he hopes that Eat Pray Laugh, will play engagements in both the U.K. and in New York. The show is scheduled to also include the final appearance of another of Humphries' famed characters, drunken Australian cultural attache Sir Les Patterson.

Dame Edna has been central to such theater works as Housewife, Superstar, A Night with Dame Edna and several Royal Variety Performances as well as the Tony Award-winning Dame Edna: The Royal Tour and the Tony-nominated Dame Edna, Back with a Vengeance. On television, her credits include A Night on Mount Edna and The Dame Edna Experience, on which she conducted celebrity interviews.