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Archive for August, 2008

Bill to appear at the Brighton Dome

Posted by Helper Worm on August 29th, 2008

We’re pleased to announce that Bill will be performing his Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra show at the Brighton Dome on the 4th and 8th October 2008 as part of the Magners Paramount Comedy Festival.

Bill is let loose on the brilliantly versatile BBC Concert Orchestra, and has collaborated with one of the country’s most celebrated composers and arrangers, Anne Dudley.

Cosmic Shindig

Find out about cockney trombones, bassoon secrets, tv and film themes, and hear brand new versions of some of Bill’s songs plus loads more in this irreverent guide to the orchestra, which The Times described as ‘blissfully funny’ and Stephen Fry called ‘ wonderfully enjoyable… like driving a Rolls Royce off-road’.

Tickets are available now from the Brighton Dome website at:

Alternatively, tickets can be purchased from the box office on 01273 709 709.

Tickets cost £30 each and there is a £1.75 booking fee for each order.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Final Sydney Date on Sale

Posted by Helper Worm on August 18th, 2008

We’re pleased to report that tickets for Bill’s sixth and final date in Sydney, on Saturday 20th September 2008, are now on sale.

Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster here.

Tickets are still available at many of the other venues on the tour. Information on availability for each date can be found on the Tour page.

So You Think You’re Funny

Posted by Helper Worm on August 8th, 2008

The Gilded Balloon’s national comedy competition ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ is turning 21 and Bill will be hosting!

For one night only Bill will be joined by Arthur Smith and Fred Macaulay to celebrate the competition that – since 1988 – has taken the best comic talent in the UK and put them on stage.

Don’t miss many of the winners and runners up, including Rhona Cameron, Ed Byrne, Bruce Morton, Phil Kay, David O’Doherty, Trio Brothers (Greg Hempill), Jason Byrne, Reg D Hunter and many more!

It all happens at the Festival Theatre, Nicholson Street on 13th August 2008. For tickets, call 0131 668 1633 or visit the Gilded Balloon Website.

Listen to Bill on Radio 2 Tomorrow

Posted by Helper Worm on August 8th, 2008

Late breaking news…

On Saturday 9 August 2008 tune in to Jonathan Ross’s Radio 2 show (on 10am – 1pm) where Bill will be chatting to Mark Lamarr and Jo Brand (who are sitting in for Jonathan).

Royal Albert Hall on General Sale

Posted by Helper Worm on August 7th, 2008

Tickets for the forthcoming performances of Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall on the 15th and 16th October 2008, go on general sale this Thursday 7th August 2008 at 12pm (noon).

Tickets are priced at £30 for the Circle, £32.50 for the Arena/Stalls and £37.50 for the Boxes. There is also a £3.50 booking fee for each order placed. Due to the high level of demand expected, we have had to limit each purchaser to buying a maximum of four tickets in total (across both nights).

Please note we may be filming one or both nights.

To purchase your tickets, please go to:

If you don’t already have an account with the Royal Albert Hall, you’re welcome to register in advance on their website.

If you would prefer to book by telephone, please call the dedicated box office number for this event which is 0845 401 5028.

Tickets should be despatched to you within 2-4 weeks of you placing your order.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Royal Albert Hall Update

Posted by Helper Worm on August 4th, 2008

We’re aware that a few people have been experiencing problems buying tickets for the Royal Albert Hall events on 15th and 16th October 2008.

We’ve been advised that even though the Royal Albert Hall website is very busy, the website IS working and tickets ARE still available.

Anyone that sees a sold out message or a message like “Sorry, there are no tickets available for this performance” should login again entering the correct promo code we have provided you. This error is the default message that people who haven’t logged in properly will see.

Those that didn’t register for the pre-sale for these events probably won’t know what we’re even talking about!!

Any remaining tickets for the events will go on general sale on Friday and we’ll post a link to the site here shortly.