After announcing a regional tour of his appropriately-named 'Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra' a few weeks back, musician and comedian Bill Bailey has finally announced a London date.
Playing at the O2 Arena on 11th December, classically-trained musician Bill and cohort Anne Dudley (and a full concert orchestra) will explain why a trombone has a penchant for all things cockney, and what bassoon players obsess over. Both Bill and Anne will also play some of their own songs/ compositions. Anne Dudley was formerly a member of renowned electronic band Art of Noise, and an award-winning composer for Film and TV ('The Full Monty', 'Jeeves and Wooster', 'Black Book', 'The Crying Game' and many more).
So, that's the Xmas pressie sorted for your comedy/ music-loving family-member!
Also just announced is a second date at Wales' Millennium Centre, making it a pair of dates on 6th November and the newly added date on the 7th. The two dates feature the BBC National Orchestra of Wales as well as Anne Dudley (who features at all of the dates).
Tickets for the shows, described by Stephen Fry as "wonderfully enjoyable... like driving a Rolls-Royce off-road", go on sale tomorrow (Friday 2nd October) at 9AM, starting at £50 (£55 for the Welsh dates) + booking fee.