BILL BAILEY THE EARL OF WHIMSY NATIONAL TOUR OCTOBER - NOVEMBER 2018
After the 2016 sell-out tour, Larks in Transit, the UK’s very own straggle-haired polymath, Bill Bailey, returns to Australia with his new comedy and music extravaganza, Earl of Whimsy. This tour will also feature Bill as one of the headline comedians for the Just For Laughs Sydney Comedy Festival at the Sydney Opera House. PERTH RIVERSIDE THEATRE THURSDAY 4 OCTOBER Book at Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au DARWIN ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE TUESDAY 9 OCTOBER Book at Box Office 8980 3333 www.yourcentre.com.au CAIRNS CONVENTION CENTRE THURSDAY 11 OCTOBER Book at Ticketlink 1300 855 835 www.ticketlink.com.au TOWNSVILLE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE SATURDAY 13 OCTOBER Book at TECC Box Office 4771 4000 www.tecc.net.au TOOWOOMBA EMPIRE THEATRE MONDAY 15 OCTOBER Book at Empire Theatre 1300 655 299 www.empiretheatre.com.au BRISBANE QPAC CONCERT HALL TUESDAY 16 OCTOBER Book at QPAC 136 246 www.qpac.com.au GOLD COAST STAR THEATRE SATURDAY 27 OCTOBER Book at Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au MACKAY ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE MONDAY 29 OCTOBER Book at MECC 4961 9777 www.themecc.com.au ROCKHAMPTON PILBEAM THEATRE WEDNESDAY 31 OCTOBER Book at Box Office 4927 4111 www.seeitlive.com.au MELBOURNE HAMER HALL FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER Book at Arts Centre Box Office 1300 182 183 www.artscentremelbourne.com.au or Ticketmaster 136 100 www.ticketmaster.com.au GEELONG DEAKIN’S COSTA HALL TUESDAY 6 NOVEMBER Book at GPAC Box Office 5225 1200 www.gpac.org.au WOLLONGONG TOWN HALL THURSDAY 8 NOVEMBER Book at IPAC Box Office 4224 5999 www.merrigong.com.au CANBERRA ROYAL THEATRE FRIDAY 9 NOVEMBER Book at Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au HOBART WRE ST POINT ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE MONDAY 12 NOVEMBER Book at Ticketmaster 136 100 www.ticketmaster.com.au LAUNCESTON ALBERT HALL TUESDAY 13 NOVEMBER Book at Box Office 6323 3666 www.theatrenorth.com.au ADELAIDE AEC THEATRE FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER Book at Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au NEWCASTLE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE SUNDAY 18 NOVEMBER Book at Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE – JUST FOR LAUGHS MONDAY 19 NOVEMBER Book at SOH Box Office 9250 7777 www.sydneyoperahouse.com or Ticketek 132 849 www.ticketek.com.au TICKETS ON SALE TUESDAY 5 JUNE 1PM “Always hirsute and always hilarious, Bailey is approaching the status of a national treasure.” The Guardian Guide Earl of Whimsy will have 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. Bill Bailey is a legendary comedian, musician and actor most well-known for his brilliant live shows Dandelion Mind, Tinselworm, Bewilderness, Part Troll, Qualmpeddler and Limboland plus his work on television in programs such as Never Mind the Buzzcocks, QI and ABC TV’s award winning Black Books. In his diverse and celebrated career, Bill has travelled to South Africa to record Baboons With Bill Bailey for an 8-part series for ITV. He has performed at major music festivals such as The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival where Rolling Stone magazine named this revolutionary entertainment experience one of the 50 moments that changed the history of rock and roll. He has also performed at the Sonisphere Festival in the UK alongside, Slayer, Biffy Clyro and Metallica. As a result of this, the album Bill Bailey In Metal was produced. A highlight of his career was filming with BBC Natural History Unit in Indonesia and Malaysia for Bill Bailey’s Jungle Hero, a two-part documentary about naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace. Bill continuously tours around the world selling out theatres throughout the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. 2018 will see Bill developing more ideas for film and television with his own production company, Glassbox Productions who are responsible for bringing to the screen Tinselworm, Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra, Dandelion Mind and Qualmpeddler.