How did we get here? How do we find our way through this? And exactly who are we again?
In Bill’s new show, EN ROUTE TO NORMAL, Bill Bailey ponders this and other questions that this moment in history has thrown up, and tries to see a way through the strange unreality of our new world. Tracing lines through chaotic moments in history, Bill seeks out parallels where human resilience and our ability to endure has got us through times of strife.
He recounts his own experiences of dealing with isolation, including his thoughts on the ‘sounds of lockdown’. This led to a greater appreciation of birdsong and how the natural music of nature in general has inspired many great composers throughout history, and perhaps led to the creation of music itself. Our reliance on technology has inspired Bill himself to create dance remixes of video
Through music, songs, and memories, Bill considers our changing priorities, the wonder of dogs, how little things can keep you on track and rhapsodises on his new-found love of skydiving.
In a show who’s title Bill had written before we’d even heard of COVID, EN ROUTE TO NORMAL has become not just a funny, heartwarming mix of stories, music and history, but a personal mission to find our way through these Strange Times!
January 2018 saw Bill unveil his brand new live show Larks In Transit to UK audiences with a five-month tour of the country. Larks in Transit replicated the success of Limboland before it, with sold out houses across Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Bill ended the year with a show stopping five-week residency at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre over Christmas and New Year.
In excess of 350,00 people saw the show, which was described by The Guardian as “a two-hour foray into Bailey’s magpie mind… a delightful place to spend time★★★★.” With Metro hailing Bill as “A Prog Rock superstar… virtually unstoppable★★★★.” Alas, they clearly hadn’t foreseen the arrival of a global pandemic. In spring of this year Bill regrettably had to cut short the final European leg of the Larks In Transit tour due to the escalating risk from Coronavirus.
2021 LIVE LISTINGS INFORMATION
12/12/2021 Plymouth Pavilions 0333 772 7727
13/12/2021 Plymouth Pavilions 0333 772 7727
14/12/2021 Bournemouth BIC 0300 500 0595
15/12/2021 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena 029 2022 4488
16/12/2021 Bournemouth BIC 0300 500 0595
18/12/2021 Leeds First Direct Arena 0800 988 4440
19/12/2021 Hull Bonus Arena 0844 858 5025
20/12/2021 Newcastle Utilita Arena 0844 493 4567
21/12/2021 Birmingham Arena 0844 581 1331
22/12/2021 Manchester AO Arena 0844 847 8000
23/12/2021 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena 0843 373 3000
26/12/2021 London SSE Arena Wembley0844 815 0815 / 0844 824 4824
All shows start at 8.00pm
Tickets from £35.00
Tickets available direct from venues and via www.TicketMaster.co.uk
Full information and tickets also available at www.BillBailey.co.uk