The Boy from Oz is currently wowing theatre lovers at Arts Centre Melbourne, see it before it closes on 26 Aug.
It’s fair to say that Britain boasts some of the funniest comedians of all time, and three of our absolute favourites are touring Australia real soon.
There’s something all-too-familiar about the way the poms like to laugh at themselves, and their surroundings, which translates just as well on our shores. After all, if you can’t laugh at yourself, what hope is there?
Rob Byron, Catherine Tate and Bill Bailey are all preparing to descend on Australia in the coming months, so it’s time to start planning.
Here’s the lowdown on the tours:
Bill Bailey – book now
The much-loved English comic returns to Australia this summer with his all-new comedy and music extravaganza, Earl of Whimsy. The upcoming tour follows Bailey’s last visit in 2016, where he sold out every single one of his Larks in Transit shows. Expect all the greatness of a Bill Bailey gig, including crowd sing-alongs, peculiar instruments and musical showstoppers, as well as his trademark storytelling; a stark blend of satire and surrealism.
Fri 2 Nov – Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, VIC
Sat 3 Nov – Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, VIC
Sun 4 Nov – Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, VIC
Mon 12 Nov – Wrest Point, Sandy Bay, TAS
Catherine Tate – book now
Award-winning British comedian and actor, Catherine Tate is bringing her live show down under for the first time this summer. Showcasing some never before seen sketches, Tate will be bringing all her iconic characters with her, including ‘Nan’ Taylor, Irish nurse Bernie, Geordie Georgie, Essex girl Sam, and of course, a certain argumentative teenager!
Thu 15 Nov – Palais Theatre, St Kilda, VIC
Fri 16 Nov – Palais Theatre, St Kilda, VIC
Sat 17 Nov – Palais Theatre, St Kilda, VIC
Sat 24 Nov – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Sun 25 Nov – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Mon 26 Nov – State Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Rob Brydon – book now
Cue the most charming Welshman in comedy. Rob Brydon brings I Am Standing Up to Aussie fans next year, which promises to include some of his finest impressions. The Swansea-born comedian is an adored face of TV, perhaps best known for his role as Bryn in UK sitcom, Gavin & Stacey, as well as his hosting spots of comedy panel show, Would I Lie To You?.
Fri 15 Mar – Crown Theatre Perth, WA
Sat 16 Mar – Crown Theatre Perth, WA
Tue 19 Mar – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Fri 22 Mar – Palais Theatre, St Kilda, VIC
Sat 23 Mar – Palais Theatre, St Kilda, VIC
Thu 28 Mar – Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, NSW
Sat 30 Mar – Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, NSW
Sun 31 Mar – Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House, NSW