When Hannah Gadsby graced our screens in 2018 with her critically-acclaimed Netflix special, Nanette; she had all intentions of making this performance her final curtain call. But after her evocative, genre-bending, emotive and equally hilarious comedy performance had such a lasting and successful impact, Gadsby made the decision to stick around a little longer, and honestly, we're all better off for it. After releasing her follow-up Netflix special, Hannah Gadsby: Douglas in 2020, the comedian is back once again; announcing a brand new show titled Body of Work.
Just yesterday, Gadsby took to Instagram (everyone's favourite news website, obviously), to share the details of her latest project. Which, we'll admit, are still fairly scarce right now. What we do know with certainty is that Body of Work will be the latest iteration in Gadsby's sling of stand up shows, and will tour across both Australia and New Zealand from July this year. Naturally, the show will be making an appearance in all major cities; including Melbourne, Perth, Newcastle, Darwin, Hobart, Bendigo, Launceston, Bunbury, Albany, and Mandurah before heading off to New Zealand.
If you're flicking frantically between this article and Gadsby's Instagram post frightened by the fact that there's barely a mention of Sydney; fear not. The comedian already made note of the fact that she is in the process of planning "something special" for her fans.
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"Here’s a bit of Hooray....I have a brand new show...it is called BODY OF WORK...and I’ll be visiting all sorts of places across AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND. I’m not traditionally an excitable person but...yep...I’m back on a real live stage. It’s nice. Tickets on sale this week so...get amongst it...if you want! Sydney...obviously I'll also be coming your way. Stay tuned for extra special news just for you," she shared in her post.
If you consider yourself a Hannah Gadsby fan and can't bare the though of missing out on her upcoming show, Body of Work, pre-sale tickets will be available from Wednesday, May 12, with general public tickets going on sale from Friday, May 14 at 9am. Until we can finally watch Hannah Gadsby take to the stage again with Body of Work; we'll be spending the weekend comfort watching her Netflix specials with our phones on Do Not Disturb.