Tim Minchin, internationally renowned award-winning musician, comedian, actor, writer and composer, will return to the Australian stage with his first national tour since 2012.
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 Perth-bred artist’s first Australian tour since returning to the country after more than a decade living overseas and the long-awaited follow up to his consecutive sold-out national tours of Tim Minchin Vs the Orchestra in 2011 and 2012.
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 7 Olivier Awards, 13 Helpmann Awards and 5 Tony Awards. It continues to run in the West End and has already played in over 50 cities worldwide.
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.
Meanwhile, Minchin has ruffled feathers in Australia with his ARIA-nominated charity single, Come Home Cardinal Pell and the Marriage Equality parody, I Still Call Australia Homophobic. His UWA Graduation speech has been watched by tens of millions of people worldwide.
BACK will mark Minchin’s return to the stage, following several film and TV appearances which earned him a handful of acting accolades, including the Qantas Orry-Kelly Award at the 2017 Australians in Film Awards and a 2016 Logie Award for Most Outstanding Supporting Actor for The Secret River.
He most recently starred in the ABC 2018 comedy series “Squinters” and will appear as Friar Tuck in the up-coming Hollywood release “Robin Hood” in cinemas November 2018. In 2019 he will also star in “UPRIGHT”, a new eight-part drama series.
“Not only is Tim Minchin outrageously funny, he is also a beautiful singer and pianist. His piano solos are enough on their own to warrant the entry price.” The Daily Telegraph
“Minchin has enormous presence, a superior handle on self-deprecation, brilliant timing and an inexhaustible armoury of withering looks.” Courier Mail, Brisbane
Ticketmaster Verified Fan © registration will open at 7am (AEST) Thursday, August 30 until 5pm (AEST) Sunday, September 2 (AEST) and will enable early access to tickets for verified fans from 12pm Wednesday, September 5 (local time), for 24 hours.
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The music virtuoso also announced that a portion of the tour profits will be donated to a local charity in each city, details below.
Two Good Co
Two Good Co is a social enterprise that has delivered almost 50,000 restaurant quality meals to domestic violence safe houses across Sydney and Melbourne. We’ve collaborated with the country’s top chefs like Kylie Kwong, Matt Moran and Neil Perry to design the meals but what they’re most proud of is that we employ women from the safe houses we serve to make them. One of the most debilitating things about domestic violence is that it strips someone of their self worth. We use good food to demonstrate our belief that everyone is worthy of love and respect. To support us. All you need to do is buy a Two Good lunch.
Tickets on sale Thursday 6th September 2018, 2:00 PM AEST
April dates on sale Tuesday 18th September 2018,12:00 PM AEST
- Premium: $230.00
- A Reserve: $139.90
- B Reserve: $109.90
- C Reserve: $79.90
Notes: Handling and other fees may apply
7:00 PM Foyer Doors
7:30 PM Auditorium Doors
8:00 PM Tim Minchin
10:00 PM Approximate Finish Time
Notes: Running times are approximate and may change without notice
- Sunday, Apr 28, 2019
- Monday, Apr 29, 2019
- Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019