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Bill Bailey is En Route To Normal and Newcastle this November!

He’s been described as looking like a ‘wizard in a call centre’ and comedy’s Mozart.

And virtuosic funnyman Bill Bailey has announced that he is winging his way Down Under and will be hitting the Civic Theatre stage on Sunday 28 November.

After getting a welcome thumbs-up from immigration, Bill is returning, for the first time since 2018 with his brand new show En Route To Normal.

Bill performed the show to rave reviews and sold-out theatres across New Zealand earlier this year while he was filming the series Patriot Brains, currently screening on SBS.

En Route To Normal sees Bill ponder life’s imponderables. How did we get here? How do we find our way through this? And exactly who are we again?

These and other curly questions that this moment of history has thrown up will be explored by the lauded jokester as he tries to see a way through the strange reality 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 our way through these strange times.

Never one to slow down, Bill had the opportunity to fulfil some lifelong dreams when COVID put a halt to his relentless touring schedule.

Most recently taking the dance floor by storm on the iconic reality series Strictly Come Dancing, Bill has also lent his voice to the animated film adaption of children’s book Dragonkeeper due for release this year, and managed to find time to write a new book –Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to Happiness, a collection of funny, meditative and thoughtful essays exploring the nature of happiness.

With his trademark blend of satire and surrealism, stories and dismantled jokes, crowd sing-alongs, weird instruments and musical showstoppers, a Bill Bailey show is always a treat!

Catch Bill Bailey at the Civic Theatre on Sunday 28 November. Tickets are on sale from 12pm on Monday 24 May. Get them here.