Storm the Illustrated Book which sprang from Tim’s sublime critical thinking beat-poem, is now available online and in all good bookshops!
With a foreword from Neil Gaiman, a detailed introduction by Tim and amazing new artwork from animator and illustrator DC Turner (with producer Tracy King), the book expresses Tim’s satirical lyrical trickery beautifully.
For a peek inside at some of the stunning artwork and for a list of various online retailers for both the paperback and the eBook, take a look at the Storm – The Illustrated Book Page.
“You’d imagine that any attempt to gild Tim’s lily would end in disaster, but Storm succeeds on every level. An absolute treat”
– Rufus Hound
“I have lived Storm, repeatedly. Minchin is a god among dorks.”
– Ben Goldacre
“Tim Minchin is a prophet and a poet, and Storm is his masterpiece: a passionate love letter to reason that is as hilarious as it is profound, as savage as it is touching. Flawlessly written and divinely illustrated, this is a truly unique and special book. And if you happen to be a friend of mine, you should put it down right now, because this is what I’m buying you for Christmas.”
– Jane Goldman
It’s time for more Tim on your telly, Australians!
Tomorrow, Thursday 16th October 2014, Tim will be seated behind the desk on The Project on Channel Ten!
The show airs at 6:30pm, and he’ll be joining hosts and regular panellists Carrie Bickmore, Pete Helliar, Josh Zepps and Mia Freedman, along with their other special guest, Kevin McCloud from Grand Designs, to dissect and give their unique take on the day’s news.
If, for some reason you’re busy and haven’t dropped all your plans to watch Tim on TV, the show will be available afterwards on The Project’s website.
Tim also appeared on Channel Nine’s Today, yesterday, to talk about Matilda The Musical and you can catch up with that interview here.
Australians, it’s time to get excited!
Back in February we told you that Matilda was heading to Sydney and finally, after months of waiting, you’ll be able to grab yourself some tickets to see this ridiculously brilliant, multi-award-winning musical with your own eyes!
Performances at the Sydney Lyric Theatre start on the 28th July 2015 and you’ll be able to buy tickets from 9am tomorrow morning (15th October 2014) at Ticketmaster.
Tim said: “I am incredibly excited that Matilda is opening in Sydney. Ten years ago this month, I was writing songs for the 2004 Christmas show at the Old Fitz in Woolloomooloo. The first time I straightened my hair and put on thick eye make-up was downstairs at the Seymour Centre. I even wrote songs for the musical that opened the Joan Sutherland centre in Penrith, (the opening song of which I extensively stole from when I wrote the opening number for Matilda).
Last year I fulfilled a dream of acting in a Stoppard at the Sydney Theatre Company. Long before anyone took much notice of my silly tunes, Sydney offered me some of the most edifying and hilarious experiences of my career. The thought that in less than a year, the Lyric’s curtain will be opening on our darling Matilda feels just perfect.”
And if all that wasn’t enough to whip you into a fevered frenzy, here’s a trailer for the production!
Tim will be making an appearance on Australian telly screens this Friday as part of the Friday Night Crack Up!
Friday Night Crack Up is the climax of a week of mental health programming on ABC and will air on ABC on Friday 10th October 2014 at 7:30pm.
The two-hour variety show will be hosted by Eddie Perfect and will feature stars from all of your favourite shows, comedians and musicians, and will showcase major musical numbers, in-studio parlour games, sketches and surprising performances!
Tune in to watch the likes of the X Factor judges, MasterChef’s Matt Preston, Home and Away stars Nic Westaway, Alec Snow and Bonnie Sveen, Missy Higgins and Shaun Micallef doing things you never thought you’d see them do!
Eddie Perfect said, “I can’t lie. I have no idea how a live television variety show in support of Mental Health Week is going to work because none of us have done this before. What I do know is that we have an unprecedented line-up of singers, actors, musicians, comedians and writers joining together despite their conflicting network affiliations, throwing caution to the wind and bringing their considerable gifts to the table in support of mental health. It’s precisely my anarchic idea of a good time, actually. It’s time to talk about mental health; an issue which eventually touches every single one of us. Might as well enjoy ourselves while we’re at it.”
The ABC is working with the Society for Mental Health Research (SMHR) and its President, Professor Patrick McGorry, to help boost funding for mental health research and support the effort in discovering the next breakthroughs in preventing, diagnosing and treating mental ill health. Show your support by making a donation at abc.net.au/mentalas.
Tim will be joining Rhys Darby and Emily Heller on the panel of @midnight on Comedy Central this week! Hosted by Chris Hardwick, the show is an internet-themed improv comedy panel show, where comedians compete to find the funniest take on the day’s social media.
The show will air on Comedy Central on Thursday 2nd October, 2014, 12A/11C. Check your local schedules for further details. Episodes can be found on the Comedy Central @midnight website after they air.
Hulu will also post the show the day after it airs and it will be available for 30 days. For more details check hulu.com/midnight.
Tim will be recording this episode on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014, at 7:15pm, at Hollywood Center Studios, so if you’re in or near LA, you might like to apply for tickets from On Camera Audiences (OCA).