Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide To The Orchestra
Posted by Bill on September 22nd, 2009
A Series Of Very Special Live Events
Following on from last year’s sell out shows at London’s Royal Albert Hall, and the critically acclaimed BBC2 show that followed, Bill Bailey has today announced a select series of very special live events for his REMARKABLE GUIDE TO THE ORCHESTRA.
These unique shows will provide fans with a once in a lifetime opportunity to see Bill’s surreal comic and musical imagination at its best as he is let loose to perform alongside some of the country’s finest orchestras, accompanied by Academy Award© winning conductor Anne Dudley, one of the UK’s most celebrated composers and arrangers.
A classically trained musician, Bill has for many years incorporated all manner of music in his comedy. However, this show takes things to a new level. Playing alongside a full orchestra, BILL BAILEY’S REMARKABLE GUIDE… is an irreverent tour around the instruments of the orchestra, by way of 70’s cop show music, news themes, Bill’s own songs and some of Anne’s specially written new works. Hear the trombone’s affection for Cockney music and find out what bassoon players are secretly obsessed with. It’s a truly unique show which The Guardian described as “sublime hilarity” and Stephen Fry described as “wonderfully enjoyable… like driving a Rolls-Royce off-road”.
The show opens at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff on Friday 6 November 2009 where Bill will be performing alongside the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Further performances are confirmed for Birmingham, Manchester, Dublin, Belfast, Liverpool, Coventry and Edinburgh before culminating at Gateshead’s Sage Centre on 14 December 2009, alongside The Northern Sinfonia. Tickets are priced from £25 to £60.
Booking links and telephone numbers can be found on the Tour page.