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”…