Theatregoers in Buckinghamshire have hit out at a local venue after it 'failed to inform' them of a cancelled Dawn French performance, with some only finding out through a 'note on the door' upon arrival. 

Much-loved British comedian Dawn French announced last week that the remainder of her 'Dawn French Is A Huge T**t' tour would be postponed due to the worsening condition of her arthritic knee. 

However, some ticket-buyers who hadn't heard the news - and were seemingly uninformed by the Wycombe Swan Theatre in High Wycombe - turned up at the venue for the scheduled tour date on Sunday evening (November 19) regardless. 

Would-be attendee Dorothy Johnson took to the Facebook group High Wycombe (HW) this morning (November 20) to voice her frustration about the lack of communication from the theatre.

She wrote: "(A) lovely evening had by all at the Wycombe Swan Theatre seeing Dawn French - NOT. It was cancelled over a week ago due to Miss French injuring her knee, except they failed to inform anyone.

"(There were) lots of people turning up to find the theatre closed and a note on the door. Some people had travelled quite a distance or come in taxis.

"(It) seems they have our email to promote the panto but not to let us know a show is cancelled."

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Some commenters said they had received emails from the theatre warning them of the postponement, but Nicholas Foote agreed with Dorothy's sentiment, writing: "(It) doesn't take two minutes to do a Facebook (post) to tell people the show is cancelled."

Dawn French shared a statement about the news on her Instagram page on November 10.

It read: “Hello folks. It’s with a massively heavy heart and FURIOUS t*ts that I have to admit defeat and postpone all of my remaining tour dates.

“My STUPID SELFISH ol’ arthritic knee has totally given up and won’t let me walk. I am swearing a lot.

“I am bereft to let you down. Sorry. On the upside, I can have the (operation) I so desperately need earlier than planned.”

She added: “We are working to reschedule the dates. Bear with…”

The Wycombe Swan has been approached for comment.