Bill Bailey returning to New Zealand

British comic, actor and musician Bill Bailey returns down under late September with his brand new live show, Qualmpeddler.

Bill Bailey’s new show – Qualmpeddler – has all the trademark Bailey elements, musical mash-ups, twisted logic, some political ranting, brilliant visuals and animation, a clear-eyed yet surreal view of the modern world, plus some new explorations of language inspired by a trip to China, where Bill’s experiences were strangers than surreal.

Bill is best known to New Zealand audiences for his stand up shows and his work on television in shows such as QI and TV’s award winning hit, BLACK BOOKS, in which he played the increasingly deranged ex accountant Manny Bianco opposite fellow comic, Dylan Moran.

In 2007/2008 he embarked on a sold out tour with his audio-visual comedic extravaganza Tinselworm to the UK, Australia and New Zealand before returning to London for a ten week run of the show.

In 2009, Bill enjoyed a very successful tour of 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”

Bill has also performed at the Edinburgh Festival almost every year since his debut in 1996 when he was nominated for the prestigious Perrier Award for his stand up show Comic Jam. The fringe has also seen Bill branch out as a dramatic actor, firstly in an extremely well received production of 12 Angry Men, as the restrained Juror 4, two years later as the slouchy unkempt Oscar in the equally acclaimed, The Odd Couple.

Bill recently performed one of the biggest comedy gigs in the world performing to some 60,000 fans at Knebworth when he headlined the Sonisphere Rock festival alongside rock gods Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax.

 

WELLINGTON

MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE

FRIDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER

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CHRISTCHURCH

CBS CANTERBURY ARENA

MONDAY 1ST OCTOBER

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AUCKLAND

ASB THEATRE

WEDNESDAY 3RD OCTOBER

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TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 8 JUNE 9am

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