After the huge success of last year’s relaxed performance of Matilda the Musical at the Cambridge Theatre, The RSC will be putting on a second performance on Sunday 14th June 2015 at 3pm!
They’ll once again be teaming up with the National Autistic Society and Mousetrap Theatre Projects with the aim of making the performance accessible to people with autism and learning disabilities.
This special performance will see elements of the production adapted to reduce anxiety or stress. Lighting and sound levels are adjusted to soften their impact and audience members are free to move around the auditorium during the performance. Designated ‘chill-out’ areas will be provided outside the auditorium with soft seating and activities if being in the auditorium becomes overwhelming.
Tickets are available exclusively from the theatre box office on 0844 412 4652 and the RSC ticket hotline on 0844 800 1110
On Sunday, 1st February 2015, the Broadway production of Matilda the Musical will be putting on an autism-friendly performance!
The show is part of the Theatre Development Fund’s Autism Theatre Initiative, which aims to make theatre accessible to children and adults on the autism spectrum, as well as their families.
There’ll be a few slight adjustments to the production, including the reduction of any jarring sounds or strobe lights focused into the audience. In the theatre lobby there will be quiet areas and an activity area, staffed with autism specialists, for those who need to leave their seats during the performance.
The last few tickets can be booked exclusively, at a reduced rate, through the Theatre Development Fund’s website, which also includes several guides to help personalise the experience.
Tim will be headlining at the 2015 Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival, Austin, Texas, 22nd-25th April.
The festival plays across several Austin venues and the Cap City Comedy Club. Other Headliners include: Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford, Marc Maron, Wanda Sykes, John Mulaney, T.J. Miller, Pete Holmes and Ron White.
Single tickets for the headliner performances will be available from the 19th February.
For the full ticket/badge, venue and line-up details take a look here: moontowercomedyfestival.com.
Tim will be on your telly Christmas Day at 9pm on BBC2. Tim Rice: A Life In Song sees a host of special guests celebrate the life and work of the great lyricist at London’s Royal Festival Hall.
Michael Grade hosts and is in conversation with Tim Rice, teasing out the stories behind some of the best loved songs from stage and screen over the last five decades.
‘Our Tim’ joins Alexander Armstrong, Gemma Arterton, Rob Brydon, Roger Daltrey, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rufus Wainwright amoungst many others. They are accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Mike Dixon. Full details and line-up are to be found here.
Tim opened the show with, Heaven On Their Minds from Jesus Christ Superstar*, on the night, so it might be worth tuning in early if you’re sitting down to watch it on the telly box in your paper hats.
Otherwise it’ll be available on iPlayer shortly after it airs and via the BBC RED Button: 10:25pm until 6:00am.
It’s finally time to announce something that’s been on most North American fans’ wishlists – region 1 DVDs!
Comedy Dynamics released So F**king Rock Live and Tim Minchin and the Heritage Orchestra on streaming site Hulu (and Netflix for the Heritage Orchestra show) earlier this year and now they’re releasing both shows on DVD!
The DVDs are being released on 20th January 2015 – a bit too late for Santa to leave them under your tree, but we’ve heard that they make equally as excellent birthday presents!
They’re available to preorder from Amazon (US and Canada) from the following links: