National UK Tour
LARKS IN TRANSIT

Bill will take his new show on the road for a nationwide tour. So far 95 dates have been announced, kicking off in Coventry on 29 January and ending in High Wycombe on 16 June.

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’.

 

NATIONWIDE UK TOUR

 

January 2018

Monday 29/01/18Coventry, GBWarwick Arts Centre
Tuesday 30/01/18Coventry, GBWarwick Arts Centre
Wednesday 31/01/18York, GBYork Barbican

 

February 2018

Thursday 01/02/18York, GBYork Barbican
Friday 02/02/18Newcastle upon Tyne, GBCity Hall
Saturday 03/02/18Newcastle upon Tyne, GBCity Hall
Monday 05/02/18Southend-on-Sea, GBCliffs Pavilion
Tuesday 06/02/18Southend-on-Sea, GBCliffs Pavilion
Wednesday 07/02/18Stoke-on-Trent, GBVictoria Hall
Thursday 08/02/18Stoke-on-Trent, GBVictoria Hall
Friday 09/02/18Sheffield, GBSheffield City Hall
Saturday 10/02/18Sheffield, GBSheffield City Hall
Monday 12/02/18London, GBNew Wimbledon Theatre
Tuesday 13/02/18London, GBNew Wimbledon Theatre
Wednesday 14/02/18Llandudno, GBVenue Cymru
Thursday 15/02/18Llandudno, GBVenue Cymru
Friday 16/02/18Carlisle, GBThe Sands Centre
Saturday 17/02/18Glasgow, GBSEC Armadillo
Monday 19/02/18Truro, GBHall For Cornwall
Tuesday 20/02/18Truro, GBHall For Cornwall
Wednesday 21/02/18Truro, GBHall For Cornwall
Thursday 22/02/18Truro, GBHall For Cornwall
Friday 23/02/18Plymouth, GBPlymouth Pavilions
Saturday 24/02/18Plymouth, GBPlymouth Pavilions
Monday 26/02/18Leicester, GBDe Montfort Hall
Tuesday 27/02/18Leicester, GBDe Montfort Hall
Wednesday 28/02/18Nottingham, GBRoyal Concert Hall

 

March 2018

Thursday 01/03/18Nottingham, GBRoyal Concert Hall
Friday 02/03/18Manchester, GBO2 Apollo Manchester
Saturday 03/03/18Manchester, GBO2 Apollo Manchester
Monday 05/03/18Cheltenham, GBCheltenham Town Hall
Tuesday 06/03/18Cheltenham, GBCheltenham Town Hall
Wednesday 07/03/18Basingstoke, GBThe Anvil
Thursday 08/03/18Basingstoke, GBThe Anvil
Friday 09/03/18Warrington, GBParr Hall
Saturday 10/03/18Liverpool, GBLiverpool Philharmonic Hall
Monday 12/03/18Reading, GBHexagon Theatre
Tuesday 13/03/18Reading, GBHexagon Theatre
Wednesday 14/03/18Reading, GBHexagon Theatre
Thursday 15/03/18Watford, GBWatford Colosseum
Friday 16/03/18Watford, GBWatford Colosseum
Saturday 17/03/18Watford, GBWatford Colosseum
Monday 19/03/18Blackburn, GBKing George’s Hall
Tuesday 20/03/18Blackburn, GBKing George’s Hall
Wednesday 21/03/18Preston, GBPreston Guild Hall

 

April 2018

Wednesday 18/04/18Northampton, GBDerngate
Thursday 19/04/18Northampton, GBDerngate
Friday 20/04/18Brighton, GBThe Brighton Centre
Saturday 21/04/18Margate, GBMargate Winter Gardens
Sunday 22/04/18Southampton, GBMayflower Theatre
Tuesday 24/04/18Cheltenham, GBCheltenham Town Hall
Wednesday 25/04/18Hull, GBHull City Hall
Thursday 26/04/18Hull, GBHull City Hall
Friday 27/04/18Southport, GBSouthport Theatre and Convention Centre
Saturday 28/04/18Southport, GBSouthport Theatre and Convention Centre

 

May 2018

Tuesday 01/05/18Chatham, GBThe Central Theatre
Wednesday 02/05/18Chatham, GBThe Central Theatre
Thursday 03/05/18Tunbridge Wells, GBAssembly Hall Theatre
Friday 04/05/18Tunbridge Wells, GBAssembly Hall Theatre
Saturday 05/05/18London, GBHammersmith Eventim Apollo
Sunday 06/05/18Southampton, GBMayflower Theatre
Tuesday 08/05/18Swansea, GBSwansea Grand Theatre
Wednesday 09/05/18Swansea, GBSwansea Grand Theatre
Thursday 10/05/18Swansea, GBSwansea Grand Theatre
Friday 11/05/18Bristol, GBBristol Hippodrome Theatre
Saturday 12/05/18Bristol, GBBristol Hippodrome Theatre
Monday 14/05/18Hastings, GBWhite Rock Theatre
Tuesday 15/05/18Hastings, GBWhite Rock Theatre
Wednesday 16/05/18Stevenage, GBGordon Craig Theatre
Thursday 17/05/18Stevenage, GBGordon Craig Theatre
Friday 18/05/18Oxford, GBNew Theatre Oxford
Saturday 19/05/18Oxford, GBNew Theatre Oxford
Monday 21/05/18Guildford, GBG Live
Tuesday 22/05/18Guildford, GBG Live
Wednesday 23/05/18Guildford, GBG Live
Thursday 24/05/18Portsmouth, GBPortsmouth Guildhall
Friday 25/05/18Portsmouth, GBPortsmouth Guildhall
Saturday 26/05/18Bournemouth, GBBIC
Monday 28/05/18Reading, GBHexagon Theatre
Tuesday 29/05/18Reading, GBHexagon Theatre
Wednesday 30/05/18Aylesbury, GBAylesbury Waterside Theatre
Thursday 31/05/18Aylesbury, GBAylesbury Waterside Theatre

 

June 2018

Friday 01/06/18Cardiff, GBMotorpoint Arena
Saturday 02/06/18Birmingham, GBArena Birmingham
Monday 04/06/18Ipswich, GBIpswich Regent
Tuesday 05/06/18Ipswich, GBIpswich Regent
Wednesday 06/06/18London, GBHammersmith Eventim Apollo
Thursday 07/06/18London, GBHammersmith Eventim Apollo
Friday 08/06/18Leeds, GBFirst Direct Arena
Saturday 09/06/18Peterborough, GBPeterborough Arena
Tuesday 12/06/18Liverpool, GBLiverpool Philharmonic Hall
Wednesday 13/06/18Warrington, GBParr Hall
Thursday 14/06/18Warrington, GBParr Hall
Friday 15/06/18High Wycombe, GBWycombe Swan
Saturday 16/06/18High Wycombe, GBWycombe Swan
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
2014
BILL BAILEY – QUALMPEDDLER

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
BILL BAILEY – DANDELION MIND

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

2009
BILL BAILEY – LIVE

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

2007
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

2006
BILL BAILEY – STEAMPUNK

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
BILL BAILEY – PART TROLL

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

2001
BILL BAILEY – bewilderness

 

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

1995
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