Australia & New Zealand Tour 2018

After the 2016 sell-out tour, Larks in Transit, Bill returns to Australia and New Zealand with his new musicomedy show, Earl of Whimsy. It has Bill’s trademark blend of satire and surrealism, stories and dismantled jokes, crowd sing-alongs, weird instruments and musical showstoppers. But there’s a distinctly historical feel to this show. With its tales of Britain’s fortunes past and present, of ancient Viking battles, of Shakespeare’s contribution to comedy, and Bill’s own ancestry, this is both a mockery and a celebration of national identity.

It’s also a journey of discovery. We find out where Knock Knock jokes came from, how we got days of the week, and why Nicky Minaj rejected a puffin sample for her latest single. There are lively audience discussions, a mass German singalong, and even some Cockney crab-dancing. Something for everyone.

September 2018

Friday 21/09/18Dunedin, NZRegent Theatre
Saturday 22/09/18Christchurch, NZHorncastle Arena
Monday 24/09/18Tauranga, NZASB Baypark
Tuesday 25/09/18Hamilton, NZClaudelands Arena
Thursday 27/09/18New Plymouth, NZTSB Showplace
Saturday 29/09/18Auckland, NZASB Theatre
Sunday 30/09/18Auckland, NZASB Theatre


October 2018

Monday 01/10/18Wellington, NZMichael Flower Centre
Tuesday 02/10/18Wellington, NZMichael Flower Centre
Thursday 04/10/18Perth, AURiverside Theatre
Friday 05/10/18Perth, AURiverside Theatre
Tuesday 09/10/18Darwin, AUEntertainment Centre
Thursday 11/10/18Cairns, AUConvention Centre
Saturday 13/10/18Townsville, AUEntertainment Centre
Monday 15/10/18Toowoomba, AUEmpire Theatre
Tuesday 16/10/18Brisbane, AUQPAC, Concert Hall
Wednesday 17/10/18Brisbane, AUQPAC, Concert Hall
Thursday 18/10/18Brisbane, AUQPAC, Concert Hall
Saturday 27/10/18Gold Coast, AUStar Theatre
Monday 29/10/18Mackay, AUMECC
Wednesday 31/10/18Rockhampton, AUPilbeam Theatre


November 2018

Friday 02/11/18Melbourne, AUThe Art Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
Saturday 03/11/18Melbourne, AUThe Art Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
Sunday 04/11/18Melbourne, AUThe Art Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
Monday 05/11/18Melbourne, AUThe Art Centre Melbourne, Hamer Hall
Tuesday 06/11/18Geelong, AUCosta Hall, GPAC
Thursday 08/11/18Wollongong, AUTown Hall
Friday 09/11/18Canberra, AURoyal Theatre
Monday 12/11/18Hobart, AUWrest Point Entertainment Centre
Tuesday 13/11/18Launceston, AUAlbert Hall
Friday 16/11/18Adelaide, AUAEC Theatre
Sunday 18/11/18Newcastle, AUEntertainment Centre
Monday 19/11/18Sydney, AUOpera House
Tuesday 20/11/18Sydney, AUOpera House
Wednesday 21/11/18Sydney, AUState Theatre
Thursday 22/11/18Sydney, AUState Theatre

West End Theatre Residency and National UK Tour Extension

Bill will delight comedy fans when he takes up residence once again at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre in the heart of the West End, having last performed there during a sell out run of his show Dandelion Mind back in 2010. The residency will run from 3rd December 2018 until 5th January 2019.

Due to popular demand, Bill will once again be touring Larks in Transit up and down the Kingdom, starting in Brighton on the 4th May 2019 and ending in Bournemouth on the 11th June 2019.

Tickets can be purchased using the individual venue ticket links below or all can be bought through Ticketmaster.

Larks in Transit is a compendium of travellers’ tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, he tackles politics, philosophy, the pursuit of happiness, death metal, ringtones… and an excruciating encounter with Paul McCartney. Two decades of life as a comic filtered through what the Daily Telegraph calls ‘the brainiest comic of his generation’.



December 2018

Monday 03/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Tuesday 04/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Wednesday 05/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Thursday 06/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Friday 07/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
MATINEE Saturday 08/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Saturday 08/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Monday 10/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Tuesday 11/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Wednesday 12/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Thursday 13/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Friday 14/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
MATINEE Saturday 15/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Saturday 15/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Monday 17/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Tuesday 18/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Wednesday 19/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Thursday 20/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Friday 21/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
MATINEE Saturday 22/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Saturday 22/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Sunday 23/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Thursday 27/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Friday 28/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
MATINEE Saturday 29/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Saturday 29/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
MATINEE Sunday 30/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Sunday 30/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Monday 31/12/18London, GBWyndham's Theatre


January 2019

Wednesday 02/01/19London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Thursday 03/01/19London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Friday 04/01/19London, GBWyndham's Theatre
MATINEE Saturday 05/01/19London, GBWyndham's Theatre
Saturday 05/01/19London, GBWyndham's Theatre




May 2019

Saturday 04/05/19Brighton, GBThe Brighton Centre
Sunday 05/05/19Southampton, GBMayflower Theatre
Thursday 09/05/19Hull, GBHull Arena
Friday 10/05/19Manchester, GBManchester Arena
Saturday 11/05/19Sheffield, GBFlyDSA Arena (The Steel Hall)
Tuesday 14/05/19Plymouth, GBPlymouth Pavilions
Wednesday 15/05/19Plymouth, GBPlymouth Pavilions
Saturday 18/05/19Cardiff, GBMotorpoint Arena
Wednesday 22/05/19Cheltenham, GBThe Centaur
Thursday 23/05/19Birmingham, GBArena Birmingham
Friday 24/05/19Nottingham, GBMotorpoint Arena
Saturday 25/05/19Liverpool, GBEcho Arena
Wednesday 29/05/19Dundee, GBCaird Hall
Thursday 30/05/19Glasgow, GBSSE Hydro
Friday 31/05/19Edinburgh, GBEdinburgh Playhouse


June 2019

Saturday 01/06/19Aberdeen, GBAECC
Thursday 06/06/19Derby, GBDerby Arena
Friday 07/06/19Leeds, GBFirst Direct Arena
Saturday 08/06/19Newcastle upon Tyne, GBMetro Radio Arena
Tuesday 11/06/19Bournemouth, GBBIC
Thursday 13/06/19Belfast, GBSSE Arena
Friday 14/06/19Dublin, IE3Arena


2015 – 2016
Bill Bailey – Limboland

The gap between how we imagine our lives to be and how they really are is the subject of Bill’s new show LIMBOLAND. With his trademark intelligence and sharp wit, he tells tales of finding himself in this halfway place. From his countless global travels, he recounts the hilarious saga of a disastrous family trip to Norway to see the Northern Lights. He rails against a world that doesn’t match up to our expectations and contemplates the true nature of happiness. And no Bill Bailey show would be complete without music, so we have Bill’s version of the protest song, a heart­‐rending country and western ballad played on a Bible, and a fabulously downbeat version of Happy Birthday.

“Life in Limboland, consistently funny and dazzlingly quick.”
Sydney Morning Herald

After receiving rave reviews in Australia and New Zealand, Bill returns to the UK with his new tour entitled ‘Qualmpeddler’… A brilliant mix of stand-up, stories, music and old-fashioned wit distilled from his own extraordinary experiences and reactions to the modern world, he looks at Cut-Price Shark Diving, The Hiding Skills of Dentists, A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance & Internet Shopping, Mandarin Ambiguity, Religious Dubstep, and Fashioning Replacement Hamsters. All in all, vintage Bill Bailey with trademark musical mash-ups, multi-lingual riffs, films, songs, philosophizing and silliness on a grand scale…plus one amazing owl.

Recorded at The Hammersmith Apollo, London in June 2013. Available on DVD, Blu-ray and Download to Own.

“…the riffs and individual lines are sublime… the casual musical brilliance sets Bailey apart”
London is Funny

2010 – 2011

Featuring Bill’s trademark musical interludes, observations and stories of the road, Dandelion Mind will be based loosely on the theme of doubt (or will it?), as we follow Bill from his real-life saga of being trapped by the ash cloud, to his barely contained rants about celebrity, TV, creationism and Michael Winner. He demonstrates new instruments, both ancient and modern, he sings an internet love song, a lament about punk heroes, Iranian hip-hop, and plays a mean folk-bouzouki. Thomas the Doubter gets a new look, and Darwin’s curious obsessions and the myth of intelligent design are all worked over in Bailey’s own surreal style. He revisits the music of his youth, with a brand-new French Disco re-working of Gary Numan’s hit, Cars, played in his own inimitable way, and maybe some Wurzel-based remixes of classic German techno. Just your normal Bill Bailey gig, then. Recorded at Dublin’s O2 in October 2010. Available on DVD, Blu-ray and Download to Own.

“Comedy’s Mozart”
Sunday Times

2008 – 2009
BILL BAILEY’s Remarkable Guide To The Orchestra

Bill Bailey joins forces with the brilliantly versatile BBC Concert Orchestra and musical maestro Anne Dudley, one of the UK’s most celebrated composers and arrangers. The show is Bill’s own uniquely hilarious and irreverent guide to the sounds, styles, and instruments of the orchestra, with a wide and eclectic range of subjects, including music for 70’s cop shows, sci-fi films, horror movies, news themes, plus some of Bill’s own songs re-imagined for an orchestra, and including Anne’s own specially written new works.

Recorded at The Royal Albert Hall, London in October 2008. Available on DVD, Blu-ray and Download to Own.

“Wonderfully enjoyable…like driving a Rolls-Royce off-road.”
Stephen Fry


Instead of braving the elements by performing at festivals this year, Bill has decided to move indoors where the acoustics are better and the Tibetan Hat stalls are less frequent. Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s seminal work, ‘On the Origin of Species’, Bill continues to provide the masses with his comedic take on the world, showing us all that he is really is one of a kind.

“Blissfully funny”
The London Times

BILL BAILEY – Tinselworm

From the imagination of Bill Bailey, experience Tinselworm – a visually stunning comedy and music extravaganza. It’s everything you expect from Bill, and more. Using huge screens, films and animation by award-winning film-maker Joe Magee, plus Bill’s trademark musical inventiveness and verbal brilliance, this is quite simply the most spectacular one-man comedy show ever staged in the UK.

Recorded at Wembley Arena, London in November 2007. Available on DVD and Download to Own.

“A comedian like no other…”
The Observer


Bill casts a whimsical eye over subjects such as celebrity and dutch hip-hop, and performs such diverse material as a jazz version of the Imperial March, and the Friends theme as played by Slayer.

“Rare comedic intellegence”
The Guardian


2004 saw Bill perform his hugely successful live show, Part Troll, to a massive 80,000 people following a series of added dates to this sell-out 52 date tour of the UK. A unique blend of the off-the-wall comedy and music for which Bill has become acclaimed, Part Troll tells how Bill’s native West Country accent cost him a part in Lord Of The Rings and why swimming with dolphins shouldn’t be on everyone’s list of ‘top 50 things to do before you die’. Bill also explains the real reasons for our poor rail network; fluff from Saturn, dragons and Gameboy Tetris, as well as provides an insight into what actually goes on during one of President Bush’s ‘briefings’.

Recorded at The Hammersmith Apollo, London in June 2004. Available on DVD and Download to Own.

“A masterpiece of high concept silliness”
The Guardian

BILL BAILEY – bewilderness


“The finest stand-up comedian this country has to offer…”
The Times

BILL BAILEY – Cosmic jam

In this classic show, Bill explains why Bryan Adams is perhaps the greatest ever exponent of the rock anthem, demonstrates the influence Cockney music has had on the great classical composers, and warns of the perils of a world ruled by insects, while playing the second biggest gong in Britain.

Recorded at The Bloomsbury Theatre, London in 1996. Available on DVD and Download to Own.

“Intelligent, inspired and often painfully funny”
Evening Standard

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