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August 2015

Matilda hero - Sydney 2015

Yesterday evening, Tim attended the star-studded official Opening Night of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Australian production of Matilda The Musical, at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.

Four young actresses alternate playing Matilda, with Bella Thomas stepping into the title role magnificently last night. The three other Matildas are Molly Barwick, Sasha Rose and Georgia Taplin. The principal cast features (in alphabetical order), Marika Aubrey (Mrs Wormwood), Daniel Frederiksen (Mr Wormwood), Elise McCann (Miss Honey) and James Millar (Miss Trunchbull). Images of the Sydney Matildas and principle cast members can be found here.

There’s some red carpet footage and interviews to watch, courtesy of the Sydney Morning Herald review, here.

Tim and Sarah Minchin on the red carpet

Tim and Sarah Minchin on the red carpet

Tim strikes the Matilda pose

Tim strikes the Matilda pose

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Tune in to ABC 7:30pm tonight to watch Tim interviewed by Leigh Sales, or you can catch it later on iView. You can see Tim giggle his way through the short trailer here.

UPDATE: Here’s the full ABC 7:30 interview, or see below.

Tim’ll be interviewed by Pete Helliar on The Project, on Channel Ten, this Wednesday 19th August, 2015. The show airs 6:30pm-7:30pm.

If you can’t sit around your tellys at the allotted time, fear not, the show will be available afterwards on The Project’s website.

Tim’ll be popping up on quite a lot of Aussie radio and TV in the run up to Matilda’s official Australian opening night on Thursday, so keep your eyes peeled. In the meantime, you can catch up below, if you wish.
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Stan, an Australian streaming platform has announced that Tim is to feature as a guest cast member in their first original production, No Activity, a comedy television drama.

The six part improvised comedy, staring Patrick Brammall and Darren Gilshenan follows two police detectives on a stakeout, waiting for something to happen. Tim plays a security guard, working at the docks, asked by the cops to keep his eyes peeled for anything unusual, so he can tip them off.

The series is filmed in Sydney and Los Angeles and is due to premiere in November 2015.

The ensemble cast also includes Harriet Dyer, Genevieve Morris, Dan Wyllie, David Field and Sam Simmons.

No Activity is a Jungleboys production for Stan. It is written and directed by Jungleboys’ Trent O’Donnell with Executive Producer Jason Burrows and Producer Chloe Rickard. International distribution will be shared between Stan and Jungleboys.

If you’ve not yet seen it, you can sneak a peek at Tim, resplendent in all his security guarding glory, here.

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