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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

SHOWBIZ: Bill Bailey is back

British Comedy Award winner Bill Bailey returns to Australia with his new show En Route To Normal starting in Toowoomba on September 22 and taking him around the country for 16 shows.
Bill performed this show with rave reviews and sold out theatres in New Zealand earlier this year while he was there filming his new television series Patriot Brains currently airing on SBS.
In Bill’s new show, En Route To Normal, he ponders questions that this moment in history has thrown up and tries to see a way through the strange unreality of our new world.
With Bill naming the show before we’d even heard of COVID-19, En Route To Normal has become not just a funny, heart-warming mix of stories, music and history, but a personal mission to find a way through strange times
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.
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.
He recounts his own experiences of dealing with isolation, ruminating the ‘sounds of lockdown’ which led to a greater appreciation of birdsong and perhaps led to the creation of music itself, and how our reliance on technology has inspired Bill himself to create dance remixes of video-calling ringtones.
En Route To Normal will be the seventh show that Bill has brought down under, delivered with the energy the multi-faceted entertainer is known for, along with his trademark blend of satire and surrealism, stories and dismantled jokes, crowd sing-alongs, weird instruments and musical showstoppers.
Victorian performances:
n October 15. Costa Hall, Geelong
n October 20-22. Palais Theatre, Melbourne
n November 3. Civic Hall, Ballarat
n November 4. Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo
Bookings: www.bohmpresents.com