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Matilda and Me

Matilda and Me airs Sunday 3rd April at 7.40pm on ABC.

Narrated by Tim’s sister Nel, who co-directed with Rhian Skirving, Matilda and Me tells the story of Matilda The Musical‘s journey to the Sydney Lyric Theatre, where the Australian production of the global smash hit opened last year.

Through a mix of footage (including some rare family moments), interviews, musical performance and Australian Matilda The Musical rehearsals, Matilda And Me charts Tim’s long-term fascination with Roald Dahl and the intimate relationship that developed between him and the multi-award-winning musical, for which he is now internationally known.

Here’s a little teaser:


Nel Minchin: “Anyone who has a brother or sister knows what it’s like to grow up so close to someone, and yet still be surprised at who they turn out to be. It was a chance for me to go back in time and piece together how my brother Tim became ‘Tim Minchin’ right before my eyes.”

Tim: “When Nel approached me about being involved in a Matilda doco, I was mostly just excited that she (and her co-director, Rhian, who is one of my best mates) had an excuse to come to LA to hang out. But what they’ve created is really lovely and surprising. They have explored my (unremarkable) origin story, and woven it beautifully into the (remarkable) origin story of this musical… celebrating the world-class Aussie theatre industry on the way. Clever sis.”

UPDATE: Matilda and Me will be available on ABC iView until 8:40pm on 18th April 2016, where you can now also watch SEVEN exclusive behind the scenes extra clips.

Image courtesy of In Films & Madman

Image courtesy of Madman & In Films

Matilda and Me is an IN FILMS production for the ABC.

There are a few more details on our earlier announcement here.

There’s no word yet as to whether this will become available outside Australia but, as always, we’ll let you know if we hear anything.

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6 Comments

Sharon Leadbeatter on 4th of April 2016

The whole world needs this man. I’m so glad he’s part of our heritage. Can’t wait to see Matilda’s Musical X

Fiona on 10th of March 2016

Rats again – ‘too’ Now very red-faced.

Fiona on 10th of March 2016

Rats – no edit button. ‘Naughty’ By the way applause for your Cardinal Pell video to, Tim.

Fiona on 10th of March 2016

My three kids and I got the opportunity to travel to Sydney to see this musical in January. It was probably the best production I’ve ever seen. The lyrics and dialogue so clever that we bought the soundtrack and quite often burst into a rendition of ‘Naught’ at random times. Please tell the set designers, choreographers and actors that we were just so blown away.

Charlotte on 10th of March 2016

It’s good to have a clever sis!

Irene on 9th of March 2016

Oh my, this will be soooo fabulous to watch! I really can’t wait! Love Tim and his sis seems pretty fabulous as well:)

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