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Matilda The Musical has been nominated for Best West End Show in the 2017 Whatsonstage Awards. These awards are nominated by and voted for purely by theatregoers and the ticket-buying public.

Groundhog Day has been nominated in seven categories, including Best New Musical, with Andy Karl up for Best Actor in a Musical, along with:
Best Direction – Matthew Warchus
Best Choreography – Peter Darling and Ellen Kane
Best Set Design – Rob Howell
Best Lighting Design – Hugh Vanstone
Best Video Design – Andrzej Goulding

Voting is open until the end of January 2017. Thank you!

Winners will be announced at the Awards Concert on Sunday 19th February 2017 at the Prince of Wales Theatre.

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Photo by Joan Marcus

Photo by Joan Marcus

On Monday night, Kylie Sturgess, a regular broadcaster on RTRFM and podcaster with Token Skeptic, hosted a ‘mostly Tim’ edition of the Snooze Button show, a late-night programme on RTRFM, an independent community radio station broadcasting, 24/7 at 92.1FM in Perth, Australia.

In the early hours they can be a bit creative with the playlists, so, at 4am on the 19th, Kylie devoted over an hour of the show to music by, related to or enjoyed by Tim, calling it ‘The Snooze Button (Angry Feet) Christmas Show!’ after his poem and fansite.

The Monday 19th December, 2016, Episode of The Snooze Button Show will be available for streaming for at least a further two weeks here. The full playlist is viewable on there too.

Snooze Button 19th December: “This show features an hour of songs by local musicians, taking a tour through some of the work by the Fisher family – Jim Fisher (including a song from this year’s Fremantle “Hidden Treasures Winter Music Series”, the bands Sensitive New Age Cowpersons, and Dude Ranch [with Lucky Oceans]); Tim Minchin (songs from his soundtrack with the Midnight Youth Theatre company production of Mother Courage in 1995; Matilda the Musical; Australian production of Jesus Christ Superstar in 2012; soundtrack to TV show Californication; early band Timmy The Dog, along with some songs he mentioned on BBC’s Desert Island Disks); Tom Fisher (and the Layabouts); Lucy Fisher.”

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Vogue Australia – January 2017
Photo by Julie Adams

Tim strikes a pose for Vogue Australia’s January 2017 issue as part of Vogue’s celebration of the Australians in Film Foundation.

Australians in Film is a Los Angeles based non-profit film, television and digital content foundation that supports and promotes Australian screen talent and culture in the United States.

The photo was taken at the Foundation’s 5th annual awards in Los Angeles, in October, at which Tim was Master of Ceremonies.

Vogue Australia January 2017 issue is on sale Monday 19th December.

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