Wow! What a fabulous night at the NTA’s on Wednesday. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for us – all awards are special, but when it’s the public that vote, it makes it very special indeed. I’m pictured here with the NTA and my beautiful talented niece Fiona.
I popped into BBC Radio Derby on Thursday and had a lovely chat with Andy Potter about Cinderella, “hand me downs” Live Love Laugh and all things MBB.
Recently I was invited on to the Saturday AM sofa to chat about Elvis Is My Daddy & Mrs Brown’s Boys – nice to meet up with the lovely Simon Delaney again.
Well as the title says, we’re on the last leg of the 2016 Australia & New Zealand Tour – and what a tour it has been. We’ve had fantastic audiences, amazing sunsets, beautiful scenery, marvelous food…..oh and a few earthquakes too. The people of Christchurch are such a resilient lot, they’ve suffered so much devastation but they have, as one got right up, dusted themselves down and started all over again (just as the song says) So, we’re just about ready to fly out to Auckland for our final shows before returning home next week. I can’t believe the tour is nearly over!
So the bags are packed – the passport, tickets and money have been checked several times and we’re ready for our return to Australia, I can’t believe it’s come around so quickly, so looking forward to going back to Wollongong, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney,Adelaide & Hobart. And this time we get to see New Zealand too with shows in Christchurch & Auckland.
Well we’ve come to the end of another amazing UK & Ireland tour with Mrs Brown’s Boys. Once again I’d like to thank each and every one of you for coming out to see us, your support is sincerely appreciated by myself and the rest of the cast. We performed 76 shows during the year, starting in Rhyl and ending in our home city – Dublin. In between we played, Cardiff, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Nottingham, Birmingham, London and Belfast. It was lovely to meet so many of you at our meet and greets after the evening shows. I’ve seen many of the photographs you shared on the Facebook pages.
I’ve also had so much fun touring with my own show Live Love Laugh and playing Lana Lavelle in Elvis Is My Daddy this year and we’re looking forward to more shows with the latter next year…..The Olympia – Dublin…..make a note in your diaries (dates to be fixed).
So now we have a few weeks rest, before we set of to Australia & New Zealand with Good Mourning Mrs Brown – I’m so looking forward to returning to Australia and very excited that we’ll be playing New Zealand for the first time.
Until then, it’s time to put up the tree, stuff the turkey and have some downtime. So I’ll take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a healthy & prosperous 2016
So it’s back on with the pop socks, rollers and curlers as Winnie, How Now Mrs Brown starts the final leg of the 2015 tour in Liverpool on 24th November until 28th November. Then it’s on to Sheffield, Belfast & Dublin – hope to see some of you there.
First of two Christmas specials in the can as they say – no spoilers, but you’re going to love it.
I’m still reeling from the NTA’s. What a great night and another win for Mrs. Brown’s Boys. It’s down to you guys. Your support and love for the show enables us to enjoy nights like this. Thank you all so much for voting and keeping us up there. Where would we be without you????? x
On Wednesday 25th June we attended the world premiere of Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie at The Savoy Cinema in Dublin. The heavens opened but that didn’t dampen the crowds, or our enthusiasm.
It was amazing to see all those people turn out to give us a big Dublin style welcome home.
D’Movie looks like it will be a huge success, and I’m so delighted to be on this amazing journey, I have to pinch myself often to confirm it’s all real.
The Mrs Brown’s Boys team will be back on tour in 2015 with the hit stage show “How Now Mrs Brown Cow”. The tour will cover many of the venues from the highly successful 2013 tour, with the addition of Leeds.
We finished recording the two Mrs. Brown’s Boys 2013 Christmas Specials at BBC Glasgow. In May!
The first one went out on Christmas Day and received a staggering 9.6 million viewers, the second on Monday 30th December received 8.7 million viewers. We had great fun and a lot of laughs making them and looking at those amazing figures, it looks like you enjoyed them too.
Did you know over 68,000 people applied for tickets for the live recordings!!!!!
I’m pleased to say we will be making two Christmas Specials every year until at least 2018, so there will be two more Christmas Specials this year, recordings will take place in October but we have no firm dates yet, I will update this page when I have confirmation.
Thursday 23rd November will see Good Mourning Mrs Brown open at The fabulous Liverpool Echo Arena. I love Liverpool, we’re always assured of a lovely welcome and fantastic audiences.
Our 2017 UK & Ireland tour began on Thursday 23rd March at The Pavilion Theatre in Rhyl, North Wales – we were all raring to get back on stage. We had a wonderful reception from the Welsh crowd and we now move on to Glasgow, Birmingham & Manchester. I hope I’ll meet as many of you as I can at the post performance “meet & greets”.
Friday 3rd March:
I had a lovely little chinwag with Paul Ross on Friday morning on his breakfast show on Talk Radio. Click the link to hear the interview.
The last show of my 2016 Live Love Laugh tour is coming up on Saturday 22nd November at the fabulous Everyman – Cork. Performing in my home city is such a delight, I really can’t wait – see you all there.
Well that’s the Christmas Special done and dusted, and as always you’re going to love it. We’re now in rehearsals for the New Year Special, and will be recording on Thursday.
Back in Glasgow for rehearsals and recordings of the Christmas & New Year specials, feels just like coming home. Glasgow has been so good to us.
I had a lovely morning with Anton Savage on Today FM discussing MBB, Live Love Laugh, The Festival of Women and teetotal beer sellers! And more!
You can listen to it here.
What an amazing response to The Live broadcast of Mrs Brown’s Boys on RTE One & BBC One. It was great to be back in the studio with the gang, and we had such a lot of fun making this episode. Thank you for all the support, and thank you for watching – the statistics say it was around 11 million viewers across the UK & Ireland.
So, my sequinned dresses and dancing shoes have been stored away for a while and I’ll be donning my hair net, curlers and pop socks again in July as Mrs Brown’s Boys broadcasts LIVE from BBC Scotland….who knows what Agnes will get up too!
I feel honored to have been asked to be MC for the eagerly anticipated ‘Hooley in the Hall’, a charity bash taking place in the County Hall (Cork) on Friday, June 17 to mark the end of Cllr John Paul O’Shea’s term as county mayor. Really looking forward to it.
Well after a fabulous week in Cork, we arrived here at the fabulous Olympia Theatre, We’re having such fun with the audiences – this is such a feel good show and it’s just brilliant to see everyone singing, clapping and dancing along – Lana is thrilled dahlings!
The time is almost upon us – on Tuesday 3rd May we open at Everyman Cork for 5 nights of sing a long, toe tapping fun and laughter in John Murphy’s wonderful musical/comedy/drama. Tickets are available at The Everyman, Ticketmaster, www.elvisismydaddy.com and our Facebook page. A fabulous night is guaranteed!
I appeared with Martin & Lucy on Tuesday night’s Seven o’clock show, we chatted about Mrs Brown’s Boy’s Australia & New Zealand tour, cooking, Elvis Is My Daddy, oh…. and peeing in a bucket in a dressing room – the glamour of showbusiness! The lovely Gwen Taylor was also on the show.
Well we sold out The Civic Theatre, Tallaght on 4th & 5th November. Our audiences have been up on their feet singing and dancing, and have left the theatres with smiles on their faces – just as we wanted! Catch Elvis Is My Daddy at The Everyman Palace Theatre, Cork Tues 3rd – Sat 7th May 2016 and at The Olympia Theatre, Dublin 11th – 14th & 18th -21st May.
Below is a shot of me as the wonderful Lana Lavelle!
Live Love Laugh had it’s final performance of 2015 tonight at Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge Co. Kildare, and another sell out – what a great way to end the tour!
On Friday 23rd October at 4:10 pm I appeared on RTE One’s Today show with Maura Derrane and Daithí Ó Sé.
We we’re back on tour in November/December in Liverpool, Sheffield, Belfast & Dublin.
Elvis Is My Daddy returned for a week long run at The Dolmen Theatre in Cornelscourt, Dublin 18. We played 6 nights to full houses each night and we had such an amazing reaction to the show, thank you to all of you who came to see us.
Wow, I can’t believe we’re at the end of the second leg of the UK tour – Newcastle, Cardiff, Leeds, Nottingham & the fabulous 02 Arena in London all completed. We take a summer break, but will be back in September with the live DVD and Christmas recordings.
Live Love Laugh made it’s UK debut Brushford Parish Hall, Brushford, nr Dulverton Somerset, UK
Glasgow Hydro & Manchester Phones 4 U Arena
So that’s the end of the Live Love Laugh 2014/15 Irish tour – thank you Dun Laoghaire, nice to finish on a high. Thank you to all the family and friends who came to support me throughout the tour, and the members of my Official Facebook fan club who came to Dun Laoghaire for the final show. No time to put my feet up though, on with the pop socks and in with the curlers – Mrs Brown’s Boys is back on the road around the UK with “How Now Mrs Brown Cow”. I hope to see some of you on our travels.
Rhyl Pavilion, Birmingham Genting Arena and Glasgow Hydro
Just completed shows in Derry, Letterkenny, Galway and Kerry, 4 more left on this years tour, Wexford, Waterford, & Cork
Back on the road again with my show Live Love Laugh – full details of the tour can be found on the Live Love Laugh tab, but in short I played, Dublin, Derry, Letterkenny, Galway, Tralee, Waterford, Wexford, Cork and Dun Laoghaire throughout January – March.
I did an interview for RTE One’s Nationwide programme with Mary Kennedy at my home in West Cork.
On the road with Live love Laugh, Headford Hall – Co. Galway, Macroom Co. Cork & Athlone Co. Westmeath.
We returned to BBC Scotland the recording of two new Christmas Specials. I think you will love the episodes, we had so much fun making them.
June saw the World Premiere of D’Movie! Despite the dreadful weather, we had a wonderful welcome home in Dublin when we arrived for the screening at The Savoy Cinema.
Well our first Australian tour is over. We had an amazing time and met some absolutely wonderful people. I loved Australia and would love to go back and see more of it. We were treated like rock stars and it is no exaggeration to say that Australia LOVES Agnes Brown!
The new year started brilliantly, Mrs Brown’s Boys won Best Comedy at The National television Awards. I was interviewed on RTÉ radio by Miriam O’Sullivan, and was a guest The Today Show on RTE1 tv.
The tour continued in Sheffield and then appropriately finished in our home town of Dublin at the amazing O2.
Mrs. Brown went back on tour in Belfast & Liverpool.
Mrs. Brown ‘D’ The Movie. Started filming in Dublin early September and finished end of October and what fun we had. Can’t wait to see it on the big screen. The UK release date is 27th June.
I performed my one-woman show, Live Love Laugh, to more than 3000 people during the Edinburgh Festival. What an experience. Enjoyed every minute and got some great reviews.
My third Grandson, Thomas arrived on the 14th July weighing in at 8lbs.