Ian Billings

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Some interesting facts about IAN BILLINGS...

 
 

 

Ian was born at a very young age. He is a comic, writer of

books, plays,  pantomimes, a reformed juggler, an actor

and dabbler in many areas. He is a veteran of over 50

pantomimes having performed with, directed or written for

stars such as Frankie Howerd, Sylvester McCoy, Bernie

Clifton, Julie Goodyear, Little and Large, Cannon and Ball

and Timmy Mallett in such diverse venues as Theatre

Royal Nottingham, Derngate Theatre, Northampton,

Harwich Docks and Gatwick Airport. For the last

eight years he was director, writer and performer at

Telford’s Place Theatre. 

 

 

 

Since appearing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2007 he has

established himself as one of the country’s leading stand-up comics

for kids (there’s not much competition to be fair) and toured the

show to great acclaim in Australia, Cyprus, Germany, Egypt, Qatar,

Switzerland, Russian, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, Jordan,

Oman, Vietnam, UAE, Uganda and Kenya. 

 

Ian has recently appeared in BBC TV “Doctors,” in the BBC radio

drama,“The Colcloughs,” once penned episodes for CBBC TV’s

“ChuckleVision,” “Gigglybiz” and almost wrote for “The Teletubbies.”

 

When not performing Ian is a children's author with seventeen

titles published so far - including SAM HAWKINS, PIRATE 

DETECTIVE, AND THE CASE OF THE CUTGLASS CUTLASS,

CHOCOLATE MELTDOWN, SNOT MONSTER and 

IAN BILLINGS' LOST PROPERTY published by Macmillan,

Fiction Express and Tiddley Pom Books.

 

The first Sam Hawkins title was recorded as an audio book for

the BBC. He has an M.A. from the University of Birmingham

and is going back next year for the rest of the alphabet.

 

This year has seen a flurry of literary activity with six new

children's books being published - CHICKENS IN ART, BILLY

PLONKA AND THE GROT LABORATORY, CORGI AND THE 

PURSUIT OF THE PRINCE'S PANTS, REVOLTING LITTLE 

CHARACTERS, THE KING'S NEW SPACE SUIT and I'VE GOT

YOUR NOSE!

 

 And Here's Some Books He Wrote...

 

Meltdown cover 2SpaceRocksMay8

 

 

 

 

 

  

And Recent Events...

 ...include a five-star return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with a brand new show, "ACT YOUR AGE (Not Your Shoe Size!) with comedy poet and cartoonist, Chris White ...

 AYA

 

 and the publication of some new books...

 

 

And he's just written this... 

 

RLC Proper size layout

 

 

 

 

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