Aunty Donna announce 2021 Australian tour – their first in over three years
16.06.2021

Aunty Donna announce 2021 Australian tour – their first in over three years

Words by Tom Parker

Aunty Donna return to the stage!

Aunty Donna are returning to the stage later this year, announcing their Magical Dead Cat tour set to take them across Australia in October and November.

While punters have revelled in the hilarity of Aunty Donna on the screen in recent times – their Netflix series, Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun becoming a huge hit – an Aunty Donna live show has been a long time coming.

What you need to know

  • Aunty Donna have revealed a national tour, taking them around the country later this year
  • It comes off the back of a busy 2020 for the trio, who captured the imagination of COVID-struck Aussies with their hilarious Netflix series, Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun
  • The tour will see them perform shows in most of the major cities, including Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne

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As part of the tour, Aunty Donna will venture from Brisbane’s Fortitude Music Hall on Wednesday October 6 and Thursday October 7, to Canberra’s The Playhouse on Saturday October 9 and Sunday October 10, before jumping across the country to Perth for a date on Tuesday October 13.

Then it’s onto Adelaide and Sydney before Aunty Donna roll into Arts Centre Melbourne’s Playhouse across five shows from Tuesday November 2 until Saturday November 6. Their final stop on their Magical Dead Cat tour will be Hobart’s Theatre Royal on Friday November 12.

“When the Magical Dead Cat demanded we participate in this incredible tour of Australia, a tour showcasing brand new hilarious comedy and some fan favourite bits from our recent world-shaking Netflix series, we were initially hesitant. It seemed we would provide the bulk of the entertainment whilst the Magical Dead Cat would merely bring some coughed up fur balls,” the Aunty Donna boys say of the tour.

“We raised our concerns with the Magical Dead Cat and it offered to sweeten the deal by ending each show with a special surprise web slinging guest whose name rhymes with Glider Man. Desperate to meet this special surprise guest, we immediately said yes.”

Oddballs aside, Aunty Donna have become one of Australia’s most respected sketch comedy groups since they exploded on the scene in 2012, touring the globe multiple times and winning awards in the process. Their YouTube channel has garnered 84 million views across the trip, alongside more than 453,000 subscribers.

These shows are not-to-be-missed.

Aunty Donna come to Arts Centre Melbourne’s Playhouse Theatre from Tuesday November 2 until Saturday November 6. Tix on sale here from Thursday June 17.