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March 2016

Toronto 2016

Time Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year is heading to Canada!

Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Dodgers, Matilda The Musical is presented in Toronto by David Mirvish as part of his 2015-16 Main Subscription Season.

Performances begin Tuesday July 5th at the Ed Mirvish Theatre, with the media night scheduled for Thursday, July 7th at 6:45pm.

Toronto will be the only production of Matilda in Canada.

Tickets are already on sale for performances up until September 4th, 2016 from www.mirvish.com or by phone at TicketKing at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333.

Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Royal Alexandra Theatre Box Office, 260 King Street West. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 416-593-4142 or 1-800-724-6420.

Toronto 2016

More information can be found on the Matilda The Musical 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.

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Last night Tim attended the official Opening Night of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Australian production of Matilda The Musical, at the Princess Theatre, Melbourne!

Four young actresses (pictured here) alternate playing Matilda, with Ingrid Torelli stepping marvellously into the title role for the premiere. The three other Melbourne Matildas are Dusty Bursill, Tiana Mirra and Alannah Parfett. They were joined by the full Original Australian Adult cast from Sydney, including the principals (in alphabetical order), Marika Aubrey (Mrs Wormwood), Daniel Frederiksen (Mr Wormwood), Elise McCann (Miss Honey) and James Millar (Miss Trunchbull).

Tim joined the cast on stage for the bows where they received a standing ovation.

Tickets are on sale for performances through to July 2016 via Ticketmaster.

On the red carpet:

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The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Matilda The Musical arrives at Brisbane’s Lyric Theatre at QPAC in November 2016 and plays at Perth’s Crown Theatre from February 2017.

Ticketing details to follow and there’s further information and a waitlist for Brisbane and Perth tickets now at matildathemusical.com.au.

Those of you following the story will know Matilda has won over 50 major international awards, including 13 for Best Musical, delighting audiences in London, on Broadway and on tour around the USA.

The Australian cast of Matilda The Musical are currently in previews at the Princess Theatre, Melbourne, with the Official Premiere tomorrow night. Tickets are on sale for performances through to July 2016 via Ticketmaster.

RSC’s Executive Director, Catherine Mallyon said: “Wow! We have been bowled over by the fantastic response of Australian audiences so far and we are thrilled to announce today that Matilda The Musical will also play in Brisbane and Tim Minchin’s hometown of Perth. Matilda has travelled many miles since the show’s beginnings in Stratford-upon-Avon and it is great we can bring it to Queensland and Western Australia.”  

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The Conversation Hour

This morning, at 11am (AEDT) Monday March 14th, Tim will be a guest on 774 ABC Radio Melbourne‘s The Conversation Hour.

Tune in to listen live, to the hour-long show, as Tim and fellow guest Luke McGregor chat to Clare Bowditch and co-host Nelly Thomas. Alternatively, you can catch it later on the website or by downloading the podcast.

The Project

Tomorrow, Tuesday March 15th, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Tim will be co-hosting The Project on Channel Ten! He joins panellists Carrie Bickmore, Hamish MacDonald and Anthony ‘Lehmo’ Lehmann behind the desk. Bruce Hopkins from Bondi Rescue is also guesting.

If you can’t watch live at the allotted time, fear not, the show will be available afterwards on The Project’s website.

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Priority booking opened today for the world premiere of Groundhog Day, Tim’s brand new musical at London’s Old Vic.

Tickets will go on general sale on Tuesday 12th April, 2016 at 12 noon.

Groundhog Day will begin with previews from July 11th, 2016, with the official opening on August 16th. It will be a strictly limited 10-week season until Saturday 17th September, 2016.

The show reunites composer and lyricist Tim, with director Matthew Warchus, choreographer Peter Darling and designer Rob Howell, four of the Matilda The Musical creative team. They have joined forces with writer Danny Rubin to collaborate on this new musical based on his 1993 hit film.

Andy Karl will play Phil Connors, a cynical Pittsburgh TV weatherman sent to cover the annual Groundhog Day event in the small town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Caught in a time loop, he’s forced to relive the same day over and over…and over.
Further cast to be announced.

Tim: “Holy crap, Groundhog Day is on sale. I’d better start writing. :)”

More information can be found on The Old Vic website.

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