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Matilda And Me

Matilda and Me airs in the UK on Tuesday 13th September at 9pm on Sky Arts.

(Repeat schedule, Now TV details and trailers below)

Narrated by Tim’s sister Nel, who co-directed with Rhian Skirving, Matilda and Me is a family documentary telling 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. Specially shot footage of Tim globetrotting between LA, London and Sydney, culminates with his return home for the triumphant opening night of Matilda The Musical in Australia.

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.”

Image courtesy of In Films & Madman

Image courtesy of Madman & In Films

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

Matilda and Me will be repeated on Sky Arts:
Thursday 15th September at 11:30pm
Sunday 18th September at 10pm

UPDATE:
Matilda & Me will be available on Now TV for 30 days, on Catch Up, with an Entertainment Pass. Now TV is a no contract, pay month-by-month service, watchable on many devices (laptop, tablets, smartphones etc) even if you don’t have a Now TV Smartbox. If you have an active monthly Entertainment Pass, simply search for ‘Matilda and Me’.

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4 Comments

Joely Sale on 10th of September 2016

Would love to see Matilda and Me aired in Canada, please!

MaryLou from New Jersey on 10th of September 2016

Would love to see this in the US. Saw Matilda on Broadway (for the second time) with my “modern miracle” 6 year old granddaughter. It was even better the second time! I adore your music and lyrics! Will see you at your performance in NYC in November. Thank you, Tim for sharing so much of yourself through your work.

Em on 9th of September 2016

I meant life goddamn.

Em on 9th of September 2016

Never been more excited for something in my class. This is gonna be just phenomenal.

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