Quick! There are now just three regional orchestra shows left: Glasgow, Sheffield and Liverpool. That’s only three chances remaining to see Tim on his unique, one off, UK tour with the fabulous 55-piece Heritage Orchestra and a band! No more dates will be added so if you can possibly get yourselves to one of the venues below, you really must!
This spectacular show has been receiving three standing ovations a night and in their 5* review of the Edinburgh show last weekend the Edinburgh Evening News praised the “vast flood of sound and light” and described Tim as “…the extraordinarily talented Minchin. With his wild backcombed hair, bare feet, and leaping-from-the-piano antics, he looks the classic comic fool, but blends passionate, intelligent writing on topics from atheism to cheese with a backing of orchestral belters. Amid the hubbub it’s easy to overlook the fact that he also throws in some extraordinarily good piano-playing. Most important of all, he’s downright funny.”
You can access ticket information for all Tim’s shows via the Gigs tab at the top of the page, but here, just because we care, are all the booking alternatives still available, for these final extraordinary orchestra shows:
Sunday 8th of May 2011
Venue: Clyde Auditorium
So if you have yet to see this show or like many were so blown away by it when you caught an earlier show that you’d like a second chance, now’s the time to act. Don’t miss out on such a treat for the senses.
“If you’re going to play big spaces, this is the way to do it; with a 55-piece orchestra and a juggernaut full of showmanship, making this a big show in every sense…a superlative night out.” (Chortle)
“Minchin…the insanely gifted Australian is rounding off the year with an audacious show that sees him accompanied on stage by the 55-piece Heritage Orchestra…Taken all in all, a thing of jaw-dropping wonder.” (Daily Telegraph, London)
Well, while he’s touring America, Tim might as well pop north of the border to do a show in Canada, it seems only polite, especially with the perfect timing of Toronto’s Just For Laughs festival.
Remember last year when he did a double-headline show with Bo Burnham at The Second City? Well he’s moving up in the world and will now be playing at the larger and grander Winter Garden Theatre with his own show, for one night only and that night in question is 3rd June 2011!
Tickets go on sale from Ticketmaster on Friday 29th April at 10am EDT, but of course, we’ve got the password that’ll give you access to the presale that starts today at 10am EDT!
We will, however, make you work a little for the password with a riddle, which is just six little letters all jumbled together – a couple of ‘G’s, an ‘I’ and an ‘E’, an ‘R’ and an ‘N’.
Last time he ventured up Canada way, we asked you to make sure he wasn’t trampled by stray moose and since you did such a great job last time, could you make sure he stays away from them this time too? I’ve heard møøse bites Kan be pretty nasti…
Don’t be startled if you turn on the TV this Easter and see someone who looks a little bit like our alleged Lord and Saviour on your screen because chances are it’ll merely be Tim (unless you’re watching the story of Easter or something similar).
Tomorrow we kick off with Ruth Jones’s Easter Treat on BBC Two and BBC HD at 9pm (or Sunday on BBC One at 10:25pm if you live in Wales) on which Tim will appear alongside Dawn French and Michael Sheen. He’s written a special song for the show, which in my mind proves that he’s capable of writing a Eurovision hit (three minutes long and it has a key change; all he needs now is a part-detachable sparkly outfit!) and the BBC have put it up on YouTube early for your enjoyment!
Following that, on Easter Monday, Tim will be returning to The Wright Stuff on Channel 5 at 9:15am, where he’ll be joined by Natalie Pinkman and Dave Gorman to discuss the latest current affairs, which, Tim’s hoping won’t involve modelling Royal Wedding headwear again!
Then, on Tuesday, if you’re up bright and early, Tim will be back on the BBC Breakfast couch for another interview, charmingly answering questions, which could potentially range from ‘What have you been up to since you were last on here?’ to ‘Which hat should I wear to the Royal Wedding?’, and all while trying to mind his Ps and Qs.