Tim Minchin, award-winning comedian, actor and composer, has confirmed more shows as part of his 2021 BACK tour.
BACK is billed as “Old Songs, New Songs, Fuck You Songs”, with a set list of material from all corners of Minchin’s eclectic – and often iconoclastic – repertoire. First performed in the UK in 2019, BACK was Tim’s first UK tour in 8 years and the 80,000 tickets sold out over a year in advance. The long-awaited return to the stage received rave reviews and saw Tim pick up a prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Australian Contemporary Concert.
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. 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.
Since his return to stage Tim starred in the ABC comedy series Squinters and appeared as Friar Tuck in the Hollywood release of Robin Hood. He also starred in UPRIGHT, the award winning eight-part drama series which he co-wrote with The Chaser’s Chris Taylor, actor-writers Leon Ford and Kate Mulvaney, and co-produced with Lingo Pictures for Foxtel and Sky UK.
In November 2020, Tim released his first studio solo album Apart Together. Described as “crisply observed and tenderly considered” in The Independent, the album reached #3 in the ARIA charts. On the eve of the release Tim and his band streamed a live performance of the full album to a worldwide audience and critical acclaim.
2019 UK PRESS REVIEWS FOR BACK:
“Even when you think you know what’s coming, Minchin retains a remarkable knack for staying ahead, with verbal shimmies and tonal feints” ***** The i paper
“A triumphant comeback, a three-hour spectacular” The Guardian
“Spectacular [...] A rare example of a long-awaited return that has been worth the long-await” **** The Times
“More music gig than stand-up set. Except that rock lyrics are never, ever this funny” **** Evening Standard
“Roof raising return” **** The Sunday Telegraph
2021 UK TOUR DATES:
19th October | York Barbican
20th October | Dundee Caird Hall
23rd October | Birmingham Hippodrome
24th October | Birmingham Hippodrome
25th October | The Brighton Centre
26th October | The Brighton Centre
28th October | Portsmouth Guildhall
31st October | O2 City Hall Newcastle
1st November | O2 City Hall Newcastle
2nd November | First Direct Arena Leeds
3rd November | Hull Bonus Arena
6th November | Manchester O2 Apollo
7th November | Manchester O2 Apollo
8th November | London Eventim Apollo
9th November| London Eventim Apollo
10th November| Portsmouth Guildhall
11th November | London Eventim Apollo
14th November | Nottingham Arena
15th November | Manchester O2 Apollo
17th November | Leicester De Montfort Hall
18th November | Ipswich Regent
20th November | Blackpool Opera House
21st November | Stockton Globe
22nd November | Stockton Globe
24th November | Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
25th November | Oxford New Theatre
27th November | Plymouth Pavilions
28th November | Bournemouth International Centre
For accessible requirements please contact the venues direct.
For more information visit Tim Minchin’s official website.
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