TICKETS for comedian Bill Bailey’s Shetland show went on sale at Shetland Box Office on Friday morning taking many people by surprise.
The comedian’s own management team have organised the performance at Clickimin Leisure Complex on 17 May, and have produced no local publicity whatsoever.
By midday only 147 of the 800 tickets available in Shetland had been sold, far slower than the 37 minute it took to sell 400 extra tickets when Bailey appeared at the same venue two years ago. Those extra tickets were put up after the first 700 sold out in a day.
Jackie King, of Shetkand Box Office, said they were contacted by Bill Bailey’s promoters on Tuesday to ask if they would sell the tickets for them. A further 200 tickets went on sale on Thursday at www.seetickets.com
The performance is part of Bailey’s Qualmpeddler tour about which the promoters say:
“Bill Bailey had Doubts about the modern world, but these have grown into Qualms.
“He will be channeling these feelings of Unease and Apprehension, with the help of Religious Dubstep, his folk bouzouki, Horntallica, a re-appraisal of some of the world’s greatest works of art and perhaps a dub version of Downton Abbey.
“He looks at the consequences of Lies, the Unending Search for the Higgs and the Hiding Skills of Dentists.
“Bill tries to confront his Cluster-Qualm of living in a Time of Spectacular Ignorance, Nuclear Worry, Rare Planetary Alignment and Spice Girl reunions that may be part of the Mayan End of Days prophecy.
“Come savour this Broth of Anxiety with Bill Bailey – Qualmpeddler.”
Tickets are on sale from Shetland Box Office on 01595 745555 or www.shetlandboxoffice.org.
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