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.
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.
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:
Due to the phenomenal demand for tickets for the show on the 23rd, causing it to sell out in minutes, Tim will be doing a second and final date On The Steps of the Sydney Opera House on Tuesday 24th February, 2015.
The rest of the tickets will go on general sale at 10am on Friday 12th December, 2014, here.
If you didn’t have tickets to the 23rd, we hope this other date will do…
So, if you’d like to see Tim take over the steps of the Opera House with his band, shake out that glorious mane, bust some moves and entertain you wildly with concert versions of his greatest hits (and if you’re lucky maybe a song or two from Matilda and/or his new musical Groundhog Day) best get your wiggle on to grab tickets!
Tim was interviewed on The Morning Show last week and at 07:48 he talks briefly about what you can expect from his show on the steps of the Sydney Opera House and whether he’ll choose a swanky new costume or appear in his “birthday suit”…