Hannah Gadsby

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Nanette deserves to win all the awards because it changes everyone who goes to see it.

- The Scotsman, 2017

Hannah Gadsby

Token Events presents presents

Hannah Gadsby


Limited Tickets still available for performances at Hamer Hall. Please click here for further details

Beloved Australian comedian, Hannah Gadsby is bringing her award-winning and self-described swansong Nanette to the Arts Centre Melbourne. Due to popular demand and six sold out shows, a further two extra performances have been added.

Nanette, Hannah’s masterpiece, saw the adored comedian complete an unheard of comedy trifecta, taking home Australia’s most prestigious comedy award ‘The Barry’ for Best Show at this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival; followed by the Helpmann Award for Best Comedy Performer; and finally the world’s biggest prize for live comedy, the Best Comedy Show award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The world claims to celebrate individuality but Hannah Gadsby knows from experience that this is folly. All the cool kids are normal. Hannah has always dreamt of being a cool kid but she has had to accept that, just like her childhood dream of being a dog, normal is just not possible for her. Over the past year, Hannah decided to embrace solitude, determined to see what harvest may come from nurturing her left field life. And what a strange little harvest, as her show Nanette will attest.

This is a show about learning how you can thrive as a “not normal” because Hannah’s year of gentle exile did not just see her harvest silly projects like making homemade jam and adopting a “blue clothes only” policy. It also gave her a strength she badly needed, when she observed with increasing horror the same sex marriage debates begin to hit all the same sickening notes she’d heard as a teenager in the 1990s when Tasmania resisted the decriminalisation of homosexuality.

At the beginning of 2017 Hannah announced that she would be retiring from the comedy world. As one of Australia’s most applauded and beloved comedians, don’t miss your chance to be spellbound by the inner workings of Hannah’s unique mind while you can.

★★★★★ The Age, 2017

★★★★★ Time Out, 2017

★★★★★ The Times, 2017

★★★★★ The List, 2017

A NEW SHOW has been added in Hamer Hall on 1 December, 2017.


18 – 25 November

Saturday 18 Nov, 6pm 
Saturday 18 Nov, 8pm 
Sunday 19 Nov, 7pm 
Tuesday 21 Nov, 7:30pm
Wed 22 Nov, 7:30pm
Thu 23 Nov, 7:30pm
Fri 24 Nov, 7:30pm
Sat 25 Nov, 6pm
Sat 25 Nov, 8pm

Duration: 60 minutes




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