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BB Update Feb 2009

Posted by Bill on February 25th, 2009

Hello, and welcome to the new site. The Helper Wormes have been hard at work over the freezing months of Winter, and now the fruits of their labour are here for all to enjoy. Apart from Max Ellis’s fantastic artwork, my favourite new bit is the the addition of Glassbox TV, which will be showing behind the scenes clips of the arena tour and the West End run, with more clips, films and new stuff to come. As you can see, the different pages are arranged in the form of different climate zones, which is appropriate I feel, as Northern Europe marches on towards a malarial tropical zone, where a trip to your local Argos will require a variety of jabs and lightweight safari-style apparel.

As for me, I enjoyed doing the relative intimacy of the Gielgud so much that I have decided to go off round the country on a Summer Tour of Theatre Royals and the like – so look out for some musical whimsy coming to a velvety-seated Victorian Structure near you, no more draughty uber-barns, no more submarine maintenance yards just places where you can see the weft of my face-bristle.

The Wormes should be able to provide more information on this tour in their next email newsletter, which they are currently preparing. You can sign up for this at the bottom of the page.

Meanwhile, roam if you want to, roam around the world.

BB Feb 2009

What a site!

Posted by Bombyx Mori on February 13th, 2009

We are sure you’d agree that no website would be complete without a party hat-wearing frog, and so without further ado, here it is; the new, revamped Bill Bailey site. Featuring the marvellous illustrations of Max Ellis, the site was designed and developed by Manchester Web Design company Vanilla Storm.

You will now be able to watch “Glassbox TV” – a virtual telly of our very own – currently showing the first two episodes of Behind The Tinsel, which documents behind the scenes shenanigans of Bill’s Tinselworm shows (featuring both the arena tours and the recent run in London’s West End). The episodes were created by a man with a camera called Daniel Mudford (the man – not the camera) and edited by a man called Matt Roberts. Thank you, men.

In the ‘Tour’ section, you’ll find some interactive tour programmes (from the Bewilderness, Steampunk and Part Troll shows), where you can turn each page with the click of your mouse and not get ink on your fingers.

We do so hope that you like what you find. Commence enjoyment thereof.