Bottom Live Memorabilia

During a period of 10 years Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson toured the UK with five different productions of Bottom, based on their hit TV Show, performing to thousands of fans at many of the UK’s largest theatres and arena venues. Souvenir merchandise was available and you could buy; the programme, T-Shirts, other clothing and even mugs. Each show was recorded for a VHS release and later to DVD, even audio cassette tapes were available too. I saw the first tour in 1993 at Southampton Mayflower Theatre, which was the venue chosen for the filming. It was filmed over two consecutive nights (18th & 19th June 1993) with the best bits from each show edited for the final video release.

Huge thank you to Shaun Gibson for the loan of many of these items. You can read what happened to Shaun and his mate Tom when they had a lads day out in 1997 to see Bottom 3 – Hooligan’s Island in Oxford.  ‘Shaun and Tom take Rik from Behind!’

Let me know if you have an item that isn’t featured here. Please get in touch too if you have a story from seeing any of these shows performed. Did you buy any merchandise? Maybe you met them and got something signed? Which is your personal favourite and why?


Bottom Live Tour ’93 – 1993

The tour programme/poster, featuring a souvenir script of Bottom’s Out. Which is an episode from the 2nd series, but was pulled from transmission in the Autumn of 1992 due to a recent incident that happened on Wimbledon Common. Bottom’s Out was first shown on TV on the 10th April 1995.

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Souvenir T-Shirt

Promotional tour leaflet, with tour dates

As you can see extra dates were added to that on the original flyer. An extra one in Southampton for the filming and then ending the tour at the Hammersmith Apollo and other popular locations.

Darren, Bottom Posters

Signed Tour Poster from Darren Sheppard’s Collection. Read how Darren became a fan here: ‘A Bottom fan who is as old as the programme itself’

VHS  from Shaun Gibson’s Collection

DVD

Audio Cassette Tapes x 2

Bottom Live 2  – The Big Number 2 Tour ’95 – 1995

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Souvenir Programme from Shaun Gibson’s Collection

Souvenir T-Shirt from Dave Robinson’s Collection

Souvenir Cap from Dave Robinson’s collection.

Darren, Bottom Posters

Signed Tour Poster from Darren Sheppard’s Collection

VHS

DVD from Shaun Gibson’s Collection

Audio Cassette Tapes x2 from Shaun Gibson’s Collection

Bottom Live 3, Hooligan’s Island – 1997

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Souvenir Programme from Shaun Gibson’s Collection

Souvenir T-Shirt from Shaun Gibson’s Collection

Souvenir T-Shirt from Jon Turnbull’s Collection

Souvenir Mug from Shaun Gibson’s Collection

VHS

DVD from Shaun Gibson’s Collection

Audio Cassette Tapes x2 from Shaun Gibson’s Collection

Publicity posters for VHS release, from Shaun Gibson’s Collection


Big Bottom Live – The Best of Bottom Live! VHS released in 1999

From Shaun Gibson’s Collection

Bottom Live 4, Bottom 2001: An Arse Oddity – 2001

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Souvenir Programme from Shaun Gibson’s Collection

Souvenir T-Shirt from Shaun Gibson’s Collection

Souvenir Mug from Shaun Gibson’s Collection

VHS – If you have a copy get in touch…

DVD

Audio Cassettes – Was there one for this tour? Is it on CD?

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Huge publicity poster, approx 40″ x 60″, from Shaun Gibson’s Collection

Bottom Live 5, Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour – 2003

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Souvenir Programme from Shaun Gibson’s Collection

Promotional Tour date flyer

Souvenir T-Shirt from Shaun Gibson’s Collection

Souvenir T-Shirt from Jon Turnbull’s Collection

Souvenir Mug from Shaun Gibson’s Collection

VHS – get in touch if you have a copy.

DVD

Audio Cassettes – were there ones for this tour? Or is it now on CD?

Let me know if you have an item that isn’t featured here. Get in touch too if you have a story from seeing any of these shows performed. Did you buy any merchandise? Maybe you met them and got something signed?

Vintage Bottom T-Shirts

A selection of Bottom T-Shirt’s were also available to purchase during the 1990’s/2000’s in places like HMV, Tower Records and Our Price.

T-Shirt from Shaun Gibson’s collection.

T-Shirt from Jon Turnbull’s Collection

T-Shirts, Vintage 90's Bottom.

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