It’s been six years since I wrote my little tribute to Christmas, and I’ve finally recorded a studio version. Huzzah!
You can get it here. I’m sorry it’s only on iTunes at the moment – we finished mixing it only hours ago and just wanted to get it up somewhere as soon as possible.
As in previous years, all proceeds from the sale of this song during the month of December will go to the National Autistic Society.
Hope you like it!
Update: Now available on Amazon (UK) and Amazon (US) too, for “non-apple people”.
The proceeds from this Wednesday’s show are going to Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders). It is an awesome organisation. If you wanna know more, click here.
The show has for some time been sold out, but you now have a chance to overcome such dreary limitations. MSF has a handful of tickets to give away… in exchange for a little bit of labour!
All you have to do to win entry for two people is to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following statement: “I promise to stand in the foyer of the Coronet holding a bucket and shouting “donations!” for up to 45 minutes at the end of the gig”.
Two winners will be picked at at random at 9am tomorrow morning. Easy huh?
UPDATE: We now have two lucky winners. They will be contacted about their tickets (and buckets) shortly.
You might remember that, this autumn, Tim had a little* role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s UK touring arena production of Jesus Christ Superstar as Judas Iscariot.
If you missed the tour or simply want to relive the experience then you’ll like this – the DVD of the show is out today! Filmed over two nights at Birmingham’s NIA, this modern reworking of the rock opera sees the last days of Jesus set amongst the London riots.
You can pick up the DVD (or Blu-Ray, if you like seeing every bead of sweat on Tim’s face) from all good retailers, both online and offline.
If you’re outside the UK, there are plans afoot to release it internationally early next year.
Anyway, enough of the talking, here are some clips so you can see what you’ll be getting!
The producers of the Broadway production of Matilda the Musical have announced the four, plucky actresses who will be taking on the titular role and the actor who’ll be playing the part of the tyrannical Miss Trunchbull!
You lucky people get to see Bertie Carvel making his Broadway debut, reprising the role of the fearsome headmistress of Crunchem Hall, for which he picked up the Best Actor in a Musical award at the Oliviers last year!
In no particular order (not even alphabetical), the four girls who will alternate playing the feisty heroine, Matilda, are Oona Laurence, Milly Shapiro, Bailey Ryon and Sophia Gennua!
All four girls are seasoned performers, having taken on a large number of roles between them, however this role will see them all making their Broadway debuts!
The rest of the cast will be announced at a later date.
The show opens at the Shubert Theater on the 11th April 2013, with previews from the 4th March 2013, and tickets are available to buy now from this link.
The Broadway Matildas - Oona Laurence, Milly Shapiro, Sophia Gennusa, and Bailey Ryon
Tim’s headlining the Stand Up For Shelter comedy night at the Hammersmith Apollo, London on the 27th February 2013.
There’s a fabulous line up joining him including Alistair McGowan, Stewart Francis, Sara Pascoe and musical performers The Cuban Brothers plus more to be announced.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday 16th November, at 9am and will be available here.
UPDATE Fri 16/11 09:22: Some are reporting that the above link via the Shelter website does not work on some mobile phones so try the Hammersmith Apollo site here if that is an issue.
They are priced at £30 with a limited number of VIP tickets at £50. There’s a competition to win two VIP tickets via the same link.
Tim says: “I’m delighted to be part of this show for Shelter, a brilliant charity which steps in really quickly to help struggling families with no home. The line up is great and different and hilarious and it’s going to be a fantastic night of comedy and awesome fun. Come! Bring friends.”
Shelter is a UK charity that works hard with people affected by homelessness and bad housing conditions. They give advice, information and advocacy and campaign for lasting political change in an effort to end the housing crisis for good. They have a Christmas Emergency appeal running at the moment to try to help the thousands of children spending Christmas without a home or decent living conditions. More information can be found here.