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July 2014


The West End production of Matilda the Musical announced some new cast members yesterday, including a replacement for the terrifying, tyrannical Miss Trunchbull!

Starting in September, Craige Els will take over the role of the formidable headmistress of Crunchem Hall joining existing cast members Haley Flaherty (Miss Honey), Kay Murphy (Mrs Wormwood) and James Clyde (Mr Wormwood).

In addition to the new Trunchbull, Matilda Shapland and Violet Tucker will be joining existing Matildas Tasha Shapple and Lottie Sicilia in the title role, while there will be new additions to the three teams of children that make up Matilda’s classmates too.

Tim took some time out and joined Dennis Kelly in getting to know the new Trunch a bit better and you can watch the video below!

The West End run was recently extended until 24th May 2015 and you can grab yourself some tickets from the Matilda the Musical website.

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To mark the announcement of Storm – The Illustrated Book, a video of Tim performing his jazz-backed beat-poem has been put up on his YouTube channel.

This is just a heads-up, in case you missed the exciting news last week.

Filmed at the Hammersmith Apollo in London, in 2009, for the Ready For This? DVD, it comes to you complete with sloshing glass of red wine, bonus shocking pink lanyard and those familiar bare feet.

Storm by Tim Minchin with DC Turner and Tracy King will be published on the 16th October 2014, but it is already available to PRE-ORDER from Amazon, in Paperback Edition and SIGNED Hardback Deluxe Edition (there will only be 2000 of these). That collector’s hardback is currently just £14.49!

Head to timminchin.com/stormthebook for more information and a look inside at some of the brand new artwork.

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The Orion Publishing Group announced today that they are publishing Tim’s first ever book!

Storm the Illustrated Book springs from Tim’s sublime critical thinking beat-poem, via the hit YouTube animation of the same name, which has now had more than 3 million views!

With a foreword from Neil Gaiman and boasting amazing new artwork from animator and illustrator DC Turner (with producer Tracy King), the book expresses Tim’s satirical lyrical trickery beautifully. There’s a compendious introduction from Tim and it is available in paperback, as an e-book and also as a limited, collector’s hardback edition, which is signed by Tim and contains exclusive extra content.

You’ll find details of that extra content on the Storm – The Illustrated Book Page, where you’ll also be able to see some more images and further information.

Storm by Tim Minchin with DC Turner and Tracy King will be published on the 16th October 2014, but it is already available for PRE-ORDER:

  • Paperback Edition
  • Hardback Deluxe Edition


If you only read one book this year, then this one is a book and it is good and it’s a book!

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