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Known the world over for his musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence; the visit of Bath born Bailey will usher in a new chapter in the historied life of the showground as it looks to cement its position as the premier events venue in the West of England.

Larks in Transit is a compendium of traveller’s tale and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian, tackling politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness.  Plus, he fashions a symphony from a ringtone, tells the real story of Old McDonald and re-imagines the Stars and Stripes.  Two decades of touring larks from a comic described by The Telegraph as ‘The brainiest comic of his generation’.

Debbie Howarth, Commercial Enterprise Manager said; ‘These are exciting times for the Bath & West Showground as we start to implement our new business model.  Welcoming Bill Bailey to the venue is a fabulous opportunity for us and just the beginning of inviting more high-profile artists back to perform  here, in the heart of rural Somerset. The future looks bright as we revive the nostalgia of days gone by at the Bath & West!

Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset 16 & 17 May 2019.

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“A genuine marvel”  The Herald Sun in Melbourne

“Virtuoso…Comedy’s Mozart”   The Sunday Times

“Joyous, playful, effortlessly funny”   Time Out

“A mind to thrill – breathtaking”   Metro

“Bailey cuts a world-beating swathe all of his own”   Evening Standard

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