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Tim Minchin, award-winning comedian, actor and composer, will return to the stage for his first UK tour dates since 2011.
‘Back’ is billed as Old Songs, New Songs, F*** You Songs, hinting at a set list of material from all corners of Minchin’s eclectic – and often iconoclastic – repertoire.
It will be the long-awaited follow up to his sold-out national arena tour of Tim Minchin and his Orchestra in 2010-2011.
“He’s several entertainers in one: a brilliant pianist, an affectless standup comic, a lyricist of intoxicating flair, and – as if that weren’t enough – a man with important, inspiring things to say about the world. This is comedy that sets itself, and meets, an exhilaratingly high standard.” The Guardian
The music virtuoso also announced that profit from a number of top price seats will be donated to a UK charity – details of which will be announced through his website soon.
“A thing of jaw-dropping wonder.” The Daily Telegraph
Minchin has been celebrated globally for writing the music and lyrics for Matilda the Musical, which has gone on to become one of the most acclaimed musicals of the last 20 years, winning a record seven Olivier Awards, 13 Helpmann Awards and five Tony Awards. It continues to run in the West End and has already played in over 50 cities worldwide.
“Tim Minchin is a genius, pure and simple. He is to musical comedy what Charles Darwin was to evolution and what Einstein was to physics and moustaches. You’d be hard pushed to find a more sublimely talented comedian.” Time Out
He also wrote music and lyrics for the musical adaption of Groundhog Day, which after an acclaimed limited run at The Old Vic in London in 2016, debuted on Broadway in April 2017 and won the Olivier Award for Best Musical in 2017.