Dame Edna Everage

Dame Edna Everage
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Price Range

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£500 £100,000

Simon Whitehouse the comic talent behind "Dame Edna", is a seasoned performer with a wealth of acting experience behind him.  He trained in London at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, and has gone on to enjoy a successful career both as an actor and an impersonator.  Among others, his acting credits include roles for the BBC and at London's Oval House Theatre (in the Time-Out Critic's Choice "Mountain Language" by Harold Pinter).

As an impressionist, Simon has been delighting audiences with his uncanny ability to recreate many popular characters for years. As 'Dame Edna Everage', Simon has performed across the United Kingdom and abroad, entertaining both private and corporate clients including BBC London Television Centre, Flight Centres UK, TNT Magazine, John Lewis, The Sunday Mirror, ITV, Pfizer and Thomas Cook Tours.

'Dame Edna' is available for private events and parties; corporate entertainment, marketing campaigns and product launches; as well as film, television, radio, and commercials.

Imagine a mega celebrity flying all the way from Australia to be at your wedding! The room is dazzled with sequins and gladioli, whilst your guests are roaring with laughter at Edna's quickfire wit and humour. Our wedding was truly memorable for many reasons. Edna surely has to take the crowning glory though, for making it the most special occasion we could ever have hoped for. Be dazzled and have your day lit up too, she's worth every last sequin."
Cathy Hayes Bride - Norwich

"Edna really added something special to the evening! She had all our guests in stitches and left our guest of honour lost for words. Our evening with Edna was the talk of the office the next day. As the organiser of the party, I was keen for everyone to enjoy themselves - I needn't have worried as Edna really added some spice to the evening and had everyone laughing. You know sometimes a party needs a kick to get it started - Well, Edna was that kick! She broke the ice and had everyone in stitches." Andy Begg
BBC London - Head of Television Centre Tours

A company event with partners can fill even the most confident with trepidation - half the room doesn't know anyone and the other half only have work in common. Enter Dame Edna and, drawing beautifully on a little pre-briefing, she takes the room by storm, breaking down all the barriers. Conventional huddles are soon joining together marvelling at the acerbic wit and quite frankly, the truly remarkable designer frock! For the most unconventional of MC's - and certainly the most talked about - Dame Edna tops the bill!" Mark Higgins Marketing Director - Wolsey Securities Limited

Sheer professionalism, sheer talent, sheer tights. What more could you want from a duo who can bring a whole new dimension to your event? Edna and her delightful Booking Manager Dale are a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Edna completely steals the show then bestows it back to you, double wrapped in purple glitz and a haze of laughter-induced tears. We have worked with many entertainers, and after our engagement party we are delighted to say that Edna is one of the best!"  Ben and Paul

The Dame hosted our Glamour and Glitz event with the wit, glamour and presence of an international superstar! I would definitely recommend having her host an event to give it that extra sparkle and naughty wit!" Maria Morritt  Internal Communications Manager Thomas Cook Signature Ltd

"Ian and I were lucky enough to have Simon's Dame Edna make a guest appearance at our wedding. The result was truly spectacular: Dame Edna's characteristic acerbic wit had ourselves and our guests in paroxysms of laughter in no time at all. Without doubt that feted lady made our wedding a truly memorable occasion for our guests and ourselves." Jill Kitchen Bride - Stoke-On-Trent

"Could you please pass on my thanks to Simon (our Dame Edna Everage) for his wonderful contribution to the evening. Everyone said he was brilliant and a major part of the success of the evening. I don't know how we can top Simon for next year's event!" Liz Harris Commerical Department - Skanska Civil Engineering

Dame Edna was one of the unexpected highlights of our cruise on the Nile!  Simon's creation of the Dame Edna character was superb and the vocal impersonation throughout the performance uncanny. His acting skill and splendid mimicry combined with a sharp (not to mention acid!) wit that teased, pricked and delighted his audience! The writing is so clever and the repartee rapier quick. We brought him back for several encores and laughed till it hurt !!"  Graham and Lynn Meredith  aboard Thomas Cook Nile Cruise - Egypt

"Thank you both so much for making our day so special - we and our guests have so many fantastic memories of our day and Edna was a super star! People still comment and joke about just how perfect Edna was to fit into our wedding day plans. The photos just prove how hard everybody was laughing to the humour and wit of Dame Edna, and the DVD was even funnier!!"
Jay and Kim Tipler Bridegroom and Bride - East Sussex

 Dame Edna proved to be an absolutely perfect addition to our re-launch party. Guests were thrilled and surprised when our mystery VIP turned out to be 'Dame Edna'!

From the very start, the professionalism of Dame Edna was fantastic and created so much peace of mind for an event organiser. Simon adapted his performance to launch our new look magazine just perfectly. All involved felt 'Dame Edna' definitely exceeded all expectations and really topped off our event! I would highly recommend 'Edna' to anyone wishing to add a bit of spark to their event." Nicole Bray TNT Magazine - Events Marketing Executive

We would all like to thank you both so much for being with us on Saturday evening! We all thought Simon was absolutely brilliant - everyone had a great night and thought Dame Edna stole the show. Thanks again!"  John and the Lambert family
Father of the bride - Leicester

Classique has been working with International Artistes from around the world for over 20 years, whether they are ‘A’ list celebrities, Chart Toppers, performers from TV talent shows or Celebrity DJs, we pull together all the details – dealing with flights, transfers, accommodation and riders for all the major artists and their teams.

As the UK’s No 1 booker of celebrity artists we deal with everything for you and work constantly with management companies throughout the world, where we have built up great relationships and have the latest information about who is available and who would work best for your event.

Please contact us for any ideas for your event and we will work with you, always understanding time constraints and budgets.

Unfortunately we are unable to request autographs or personal requests and we suggest contacting the artist's own websites or fan sites. Apologies, we are also not able to ask for free / gratis / charity / reduced fee performances from any of the artists – again please contact your chosen artist through their own websites.

The majority of prices will be plus vat at the current UK rate of 20%.