Larks in Transit

Pronounced by The Guardian Guide as “approaching the status of national treasure” and hailed by The Times as being, “at the top of his game”, comedian musician BILL BAILEY is delighted to announce details of his BRAND NEW LIVE SHOW, LARKS IN TRANSIT.

Kicking off in Coventry on 29 January 2018, LARKS IN TRANSIT will tour the length and breadth of the UK throughout spring, culminating at Peterborough Arena on 9 June 2018.
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, Bill Bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness. Plus, he fashions a symphony from a ringtone, tells the real story of Old McDonald and re-imagines the Stars and Stripes. Two decades of touring larks from a comic described by The Telegraph as “the brainiest comic of his generation.”

British Comedy Award winner, Bill Bailey has enjoyed success on the live stage for many years. In 2001 he took his show Bewilderness to New York for an eight week run at the Westbeth Theatre. The New York Times wrote of him, “Bill is an unalloyed pleasure, a treat for the funny bone, the brain and the ear” and The Telegraph pronounced him “a hobbit with a wicked sense of humour”. In 2004 he performed his show Part Troll at over fifty venues around the UK, culminating in an extended run at London’s Wyndhams Theatre. In 2007 he embarked on a sold-out UK arena tour with his audio-visual, comedic extravaganza, Tinselworm. He took the show down under during the summer of 2008, touring Australia and New Zealand, before returning to London in December 2008 for a ten week run of the show at The Gielgud Theatre. The summer of 2009 saw Bill tour the UK once again with his live show, Bill Bailey Live. Later that same year, following his performances at London’s Royal Albert Hall and the resulting critically acclaimed BBC2 television broadcast, Bill enjoyed a very successful UK tour of his musical comedy extravaganza, Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra. Performing alongside some of the UK’s finest orchestras, the show provided fans with the opportunity to see Bill’s surreal comic and musical imagination at its best and was described by The Telegraph as “a glorious achievement,” The Guardian as “sublime hilarity” and Stephen Fry as “wonderfully enjoyable… like driving a Rolls-Royce off-road.”

In 2010 Bill Bailey toured the Scottish Highlands with his live show, Dandelion Mind, where he enjoyed performing to small intimate crowds. Bill then went from playing at some of his smallest gigs to one of his biggest, performing a huge open air homecoming gig at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium in June of that year. This was followed by an international tour of Dandelion Mind across Australia and New Zealand. Bill proceeded to take the show into London’s West End where it was described by The Times as “a consistently inventive mix of sociopolitics, art history, anthropology and astrophysics, it may well be his best show yet!” At the end of 2011, Bill took Dandelion Mind (Gently Modified) out to the masses with a full tour of the UK. Bill followed Dandelion Mind with yet another hit show, Qualmpeddler, with which he toured Australia, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Latvia, Estonia, The Netherlands and of course the UK, where he wrapped the tour with a massive gig at London’s Wembley Arena.

Described by The Guardian as “one of Bailey’s best shows for years “, Bill’s most recent live show, Limboland, was arguably one of his most successful ever. Having performed the show to in excess of 230,000 fans, across 170 sell-out dates in the UK alone, including a six week run in London’s West End, the critics were unanimous in their praise for Limboland.

JANUARY 2018

  • Monday 29/01/2018 COVENTRY Warwick Arts 024 7652 4524
  • Wednesday 31/01/2018 YORK Barbican 0844 854 2757

FEBRUARY 2018

  • Friday 02/02/2018 NEWCASTLE City Hall 0191 277 8030
  • Monday 05/02/2018 SOUTHEND Cliff’s Pavilion 01702 351135
  • Wednesday 07/02/2018 STOKE Victoria Halls 0844 871 7649
  • Friday 09/02/2018 SHEFFIELD City Hall 0114 278 9789
  • Monday 12/02/2018 WIMBLEDON Wimbledon Theatre 0844 871 7646
  • Wednesday 14/02/2018 LLANDUDNO Venue Cymru 01492 872 000
  • Friday 16/02/2018 CARLISLE Sands Centre 01228 633 766
  • Saturday 17/02/2018 GLASGOW SECC 0844 395 3000
  • Monday 19/02/2018 TRURO Hall for Cornwall 01872 262466
  • Tuesday 20/02/2018 TRURO Hall for Cornwall 01872 262466
  • Friday 23/02/2018 PLYMOUTH Pavilions 0845 146 1460
  • Monday 26/02/2018 LEICESTER De Montfort Hall 0116 233 3111
  • Wednesday 28/02/2018 NOTTINGHAM Royal Concert Hall 0115 989 5555

MARCH 2018

  • Friday 02/03/2018 MANCHESTER Apollo 0844 477 7677
  • Monday 05/03/2018 CHELTENHAM Town Hall 0844 576 2210
  • Wednesday 07/03/2018 BASINGSTOKE Anvil 01256 844 244
  • Friday 09/03/2018 WARRINGTON Parr Hall 01925 442 345
  • Saturday 10/03/2018 LIVERPOOL Philharmonic 0151 709 3789
  • Monday 12/03/2018 READING Hexagon 0118 960 6060
  • Tuesday 13/03/2018 READING Hexagon 0118 960 6060
  • Thursday 15/03/2018 WATFORD Colleseum 0845 075 3993
  • Friday 16/03/2018 WATFORD Colleseum 0845 075 3993
  • Monday 19/03/2018 BLACKBURN King George’s Hall 0844 847 1664
  • Wednesday 21/03/2018 PRESTON Guildhall 0844 844 7710

APRIL 2018

  • Wednesday 18/04/2018 NORTHAMPTON Derngate 01604 624 811
  • Friday 20/04/2018 BRIGHTON Centre 0844 847 1515
  • Saturday 21/04/2018 MARGATE Winter Gardens 01843 292 795
  • Sunday 22/04/2018 SOUTHAMPTON Mayflower 023 8071 1811
  • Wednesday 25/04/2018 HULL City Hall 01482 300 300
  • Friday 27/04/2018 SOUTHPORT Southport Theatre 0844 871 3021

MAY 2018

  • Tuesday 01/05/2018 CHATHAM Central Theatre 01634 338 338
  • Thursday 03/05/2018 TUNBRIDGE WELLS Assembly Hall 01892 530 613
  • Friday 04/05/2018 TUNBRIDGE WELLS Assembly Hall 01892 530 613
  • Tuesday 08/05/2018 SWANSEA Grand 01792 475 715
  • Wednesday 09/05/2018 SWANSEA Grand 01792 475 715
  • Friday 11/05/2018 BRISTOL Hippodrome 0844 871 3012
  • Monday 14/05/2018 HASTINGS White Rock Theatre 01424 422 240
  • Wednesday 16/05/2018 STEVENAGE Gordon Craig 01438 362 200
  • Friday 18/05/2018 OXFORD New Theatre 0844 871 3020
  • Monday 21/05/2018 GUILDFORD G Live 0844 770 1797
  • Tuesday 22/05/2018 GUILDFORD G Live 0844 770 1797
  • Thursday 24/05/2018 PORTSMOUTH Guildhall 0844 847 2362
  • Saturday 26/05/2018 BOURNEMOUTH BIC 0844 576 3000
  • Wednesday 30/05/2018 AYLESBURY Waterside 0844 871 7627

JUNE 2018

  • Friday 01/06/2018 CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena 029 2022 4488
  • Saturday 02/06/2018 BIRMINGHAM Barclaycard Arena 0121 780 4141
  • Wednesday 06/06/2018 HAMMERSMITH Eventim Apollo 020 8563 3800
  • Friday 08/06/2018 LEEDS Arena 0844 248 1585
  • Saturday 09/06/2018 PETERBOROUGH Arena 01733 363 500

[box type=”info” align=”” class=”” width=””]All shows start at 8.00pm All tickets are £27.50 (plus venue administration fees) PRE-SALE WEDNESDAY 10 MAY 2017 TICKETS ON GENERAL SALE FRIDAY 12 MAY 2017 Tickets available via www.TicketMaster.co.uk and 0844 844 0444 Full information also available at www.BillBailey.co.uk[/box]