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Ben Elton Live

Ben Elton Live

From: Nov 28 2021
NB Check specific dates for this show when buying tickets.

Ben Elton will tour Australia in 2021 with a brand-new stand-up show, Ben Elton Live.

He last performed stand up in Australia in 2006 but has now returned to the stage with a sold out, 75 date UK tour in 2019, which wraps up in December.

As Ben says: "The last time I toured I was still smarter than my phone. Things have definitely taken a funny turn."

Ben Elton exploded onto the comedy scene more than 30 years ago, hosting Channel 4’s groundbreaking Saturday Live. Since then Elton has achieved huge success as a stand-up comic, author, playwright, actor and director. He's written television shows such as The Young Ones, Blackadder, The Thin Blue Line, Mr Bean and many more, as well writing and directing two feature films: 2000’s Maybe Baby and 2017’s Australian-made Three Summers.

A highly respected author, Elton has published 16 best-selling novels, six of which became number one bestsellers. Elton is also widely known for his writing for the stage which includes three smash hit West End plays and the global phenomenon We Will Rock You based on the music of British rock legends Queen.

A serial award winner, he has won three BAFTAs, two Laurence Olivier Awards, The Royal Television Society Writer’s Award, The Golden Dagger UK Crime Writer of the Year Award, The Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and the Eurovision Golden Rose D’Or Lifetime Achievement Award.

Age Restrictions
Recommended 14+, Parental Guidance advised.

This event will take place in the upstairs venue, Forum II - please see venue staff for accessible entry


Ben Elton performances on Monday 30 August 2021 and Tuesday 31 August 2021 at Forum Melbourne have been rescheduled.

The Monday 30 August event will now take place on Sunday 28 November 2021, 7:30pm.

The Tuesday 31 August event will now take place on Monday 29 November 2021, 7:30pm.

All tickets remain valid for the new dates.