How did we get here, how do we find our way through this, and exactly who are we again?
Comedian, musician and actor Bill Bailey ponders his way through these questions and more in ‘En Route To Normal’, as he returns to Australia for the first time since 2018 – before the pandemic. He’s been given the thumbs up from immigration and is ready to head to our shores.
He’ll be whisked around the country for shows all over the place. He’s already performed ‘En Route To Normal’ to rave reviews for NZ audiences earlier this year. Bill named the show before we’d even heard of COVID-19, making it not only hilarious but strikingly relevant for these strange times.
Bill seeks out parallels where human resilience and our ability to endure has gotten 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 rhapsodies on his newfound love of skydiving.
When COVID put things to a grinding halt, Bill sought out to fulfil some lifelong dreams. He took the dance floor by storm in ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, and has even lent his voice to the animated film adaptation of children’s book ‘Dragonkeeper’, due for release this year.
Bill brings his trademark blend of satire and surrealism, stories and dismantled jokes, crowd sing-alongs, weird instruments and musical showstoppers down under.
13 September – Araluen Arts Centre (Alice Springs) 15 September – Darwin Entertainment Centre 18 September – Cairns Performing Arts Centre 20 September – Townsville Entertainment Centre 22 September – Empire Theatre (Toowoomba) 24 September – Events Centre (Caloundra) 25-28 September – Queensland Performing Arts Centre 30 September – The Star (Gold Coast) 3-4 October – Riverside Theatre (Perth) 6 October – Mandurah Performing Arts Centre 9 October – Wrest Point Entertainment Centre (Hobart) 10 October – Princess Theatre (Launceston) 12-13 October – Thebarton Theatre (Adelaide) 15 October – Costa Hall (Geelong) 17-18 October – Town Hall (Wollongong) 20-22 October – Palais Theatre (Melbourne) 26-29 October – State Theatre (Sydney) 30-31 October – Civic Theatre (Newcastle) 1 November – Coliseum Theatre (Sydney) 3 November – Civic Hall (Ballarat) 4 November – Ulumbarra Theatre (Bendigo) 5 November – Royal Theatre (Canberra) 8 November – State Theatre (Sydney)