The very first Old Vic Variety Night, next month, sees Tim joining comedian Mark Watson, magician Dynamo and the Tredegar Town Band for a fun-filled evening of music, comedy and magic! More acts are yet to be announced.
The Old Vic’s first Variety Night will be on Sunday 15th November at 7pm Tickets go on General Sale on Friday 30th October at 12 noon.
Ticket pricing, priority booking and further details can be found here.
Tim worked with Matthew Warchus on Matilda The Musical and they are currently developing a stage musical adaptation of Groundhog Day together. When he first became Artistic Director at The Old Vic, Warchus announced his intention to open up the theatre for variety shows on Sunday evenings as part of his inaugural season. Looks like he’s starting off with a real humdinger!
UPDATE (12/11/15) Further acts announced: comedian Sara Pascoe, comedy magician David Williamson, Momento Violin Duo and The Beatbox Collective.
Tim’s guest staring in Australian streaming service Stan‘s first original production, No Activity.
The six part Australian comedy series, stars Patrick Brammall and Darren Gilshenan. It follows two police detectives, Hendy and Stokes, killing time on a stakeout, waiting for something to happen. It doesn’t. Genevieve Morris and Harriet Dyer are unlikely dispatch officers, Carol and April, while Dan Wylie, David Field and Sam Simmons make up the disorganised crime element.
Tim plays Jacob, a security guard working at the docks, tasked with looking out for anything unusual, so he can tip off the cops.
All six episodes will be available from just after midnight on Thursday 22nd October, 2015.
On the 25th of October, at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, a new charity single will be recorded.
Over two thousand, three hundred voices will join together with a sixteen-piece orchestra to record When I Grow Up from Matilda The Musical. Tim’s gladly given his approval and royalty free use of the song.
The recording will take place as part of the gala concert ENCORE! celebrating the 50th anniversary of the creation of AIMS and will feature former Westlife star, Shane Filan.
Stephen Macken says: “I chose ‘When I Grow Up’ as the AIMS charity single because of its deeper meaning in the context of its portrayal of the simple childhood dreams and ambitions that we all once projected into our adult lives, eating sweets all day, climbing taller trees, no longer fearing monsters, and how those dreams and ambitions are the same for all children, including those who face an uncertain future due to illness and who may never live to see their fulfillment. It’s that context that makes the song so special and meaningful.”
Matilda The Musical will commence performances at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre from the 13th March 2016 for a strictly limited season.
Tickets for the Melbourne season go on sale on the 20th October 2015 via Ticketmaster. They are likely to sell revoltingly quickly, so cartwheel in there fast, if you can, to grab the best seats.
Book at Ticketmaster on 1300 723 038 or www.ticketmaster.com.au
Groups 20+ call 1300 889 278 or email [email protected]
To book in person, go to the Princess Theatre Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet.
*Transaction fees may apply
Matilda The Musical opened to rave reviews in Sydney earlier this year. The Australian said the show “makes you want to punch the air with delight”. The Daily Review described the production as “nothing short of a miracle” and Time Out Sydney called the production “a freaking masterpiece”.
More information can be found on the Matilda The Musical Australia website and if you’d like to see the story of Matilda’s adventures internationally, including many reviews, photos and videos then take a look here.