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UPRIGHT Season Two

by Shell 14th Nov 2022 | 17 comments

 
Lucky (Tim) and Meg (Milly Alcock) will hit the open road – and river – once again when the misfit duo are unexpectedly reunited four years after their epic adventure crossing the Nullarbor Plain with a cherished piano. This time they trade the desert for the steamy tropics of Far North Queensland on a mission to find Meg’s mum.

Tim: “We worked so hard on this second season, having to overcome many hurdles on the way. The making of art imitating art, I guess. Things are different in Meg and Lucky’s world, and shit gets even weirder than in season 1, but hopefully it will connect with people in the same way. Ep 8 is another tear-jerker, if jerking tears is your thing. (It is mine!)”

UPRIGHT Season Two has a double episode premiere in Australia
on Tuesday November 15th at 8.30pm AEDT on FOX Showcase on FOXTEL.

All 8 episodes will be available to watch On Demand on FOXTEL and on BINGE.
Season One is currently available to watch in Australia On Demand on FOXTEL and on BINGE.

The UK premiere of UPRIGHT Season Two will be at 9pm on Tuesday November 22nd on Sky Comedy with the first 2 episodes played back to back.
All 8 episodes will be available On Demand on NowTV.
Season One is currently available to watch on NowTV in the UK.

UPRIGHT air dates and streaming platforms for the US and ROW will be added as they are confirmed and announced.

Season Two is directed by Mirrah Foulkes.
Tim: “We were so lucky to have the brilliant Mirrah Foulkes steering the metaphorical tinny up the allegorical creek.”

Tim, the Executive Producer, Lead Writer, and star of UPRIGHT has again written some music for the series, alongside another beautiful score by Jackson Milas and Antony Partos. Tim wrote The Aeroplane which was released earlier this month and Spider Girl which he’s been playing at Australian festivals this year for the series.

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Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical will be showing in cinemas only in the UK and Ireland from November 25th; you can get tickets here. The film will then debut in select cinemas in Australia from December 8th and the US from December 9th before becoming widely available on Netflix on December 25th. (Netflix UK & Ireland Summer 2023).

Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical (Soundtrack From The Netflix Film) will be released digitally on the 18th November and on CD on the 9th December.

Preorder/Download: https://soundtracks.lnk.to/matilda

Within the album’s 22 tracks are 12 songs written by Tim for the critically-acclaimed, award-winning West End production, newly-recorded by the film’s extraordinary cast: Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch, Andrea Riseborough, Stephen Graham, and newcomer Alisha Weir as Matilda. Track 22 is a special new song Tim wrote for the movie: ‘Still Holding My Hand’.

In addition, the soundtrack also includes 10 instrumental score pieces by Christopher Nightingale, music supervisor and orchestrator of the original stage production.

Matilda the Musical Soundtrack Track List

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“Australian Story” this week addresses the topic about which I know the most but am least interested: me. It’s also about Sarah, so there’s redemption in that.

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Tim’s new single The Aeroplane is OUT NOW!

The song was written for UPRIGHT Season 2. More on that coming soon.
Tim: “It’s a weepy one”.

Listen here: tim-minchin.lnk.to/theaeroplaneWE.

Right now, if you click this link or head over to Tim’s YouTube Shorts, you can find out how to win an Apart Together Vinyl Bundle: https://tktrev.com/TimMinchinAeroplane

Here’s the video. He’s wearing a beanie and there are some familiar faces for those of you who caught the BACK tour.

Lyrics below.

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TIM MINCHIN: BACK
In UK & Éire Cinemas for one night only
23rd November 2022
Tickets go on sale 19th October

Tim’s critically acclaimed, record breaking, sell-out show BACK will be in UK and Éire cinemas for one night only!

So if you missed the tour or you fancy reliving the spectacle you can catch it on the big screen on Wednesday 23rd November.

Filmed live at the Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, with Tim’s 8-piece band, BACK is a comedic and musical extravaganza.

Tim: “The “Back” tour spanned 3 years, was seen by 261,000 people, survived 1 pandemic, and almost killed me. I’m completely stoked that people will now be able to spend 2 hours with my massive f*****g head rendered more massive by massive f*****g cinema screens”.

“Spectacular”
The Times

“Roof-raising return”
The Sunday Telegraph

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The Australian edition of Sometimes You Have To Be A Little Bit Naughty is available today!

Sometimes You Have To Be A Little Bit Naughty is a mischievous, funny and empowering picture book inspired by Naughty, Tim’s much-loved song from the multi-award-winning Matilda The Musical and beautifully illustrated by Steve Antony

More details here, including a peek inside at some of the pages.

Available in-store and online from the following retailers and more:

Harry Hartog – Tim will be signing books in the Marrickville store 19th Oct. Register here.
Booktopia – A limited number of copies signed by Tim are available while stocks last.
Angus & Robertson
Dymocks
Readings

UK and US publication details will be announced once confirmed.

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Tim’s returning to the spectacular Sydney Opera House Forecourt stage on Saturday 12th November for a special performance with his 8-piece band as part of the Opera House’s 50th Anniversary. The famous Forecourt stage is framed by the sails with the Harbour Bridge as a backdrop.

TIM MINCHIN
Sydney Opera House Forecourt
Saturday 12th November 2022

TICKETS go on sale 9am AEST Friday 30th September here.

Tim says this’ll be “a festival set that we’ve been performing, loads of songs, improvised rambling in between, me running around on stage being a goose and you having a good time”.
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Tim and his fabulous 8-piece band will be performing at Melbourne’s Palace Foreshore on November 26th, 2022.

Tim: “It’s a festival set that we’ve been performing, loads of songs, me running around on stage being a goose and you having a good time”.

TIM MINCHIN LIVE
Palace Foreshore, Melbourne
Saturday 26th November 2022

TICKETS go on sale Wednesday September 21st at 11am (AEST) here.
Live Nation pre-sale: 10am Tuesday September 20th – 10am Wednesday September 21st.
You know what to do!

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Ooh! The first Matilda the Musical teaser!
(Wait until the end for the Emma Thompson reveal. She is EXTRAORDINARY).
Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, coming to Netflix Film and in theatres in the UK (and hopefully Australia… stay tuned) this December.

UPDATE (30/06/22): The London Film Festival [LFF] has announced that Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical will be opening the festival on Wednesday, October 5th. This will be the global premiere of the film, two months before its nationwide release.

The musical stars Emma Thompson as Miss Trunchbull, Lashana Lynch as Miss Honey and newcomer Alisha Weir in the title role. Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough feature as Matilda’s parents and Sindhu Vee as Mrs Phelps.

Dennis Kelly has written the screenplay with music and lyrics by Tim. Directed by Matthew Warchus.

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Australia! Tim’ll make his Darwin debut this August, with a spectacular performance with his full band, under the stars at the Festival’s stunning outdoor Amphitheatre.

Tickets are on sale now!

Saturday 13th August, 8pm. Gates open 5.30pm, Support 6.30pm.
Darwin Amphitheatre, The Gardens.
Tickets: Full $95, Concession and Friends of the Festival $91.

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Slate 1. Take 1.
Let’s go baby.

#UprightSeason2

Season 1 details and where to watch.

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BACK Stats baby!

by Tim 18th Feb | 7 comments

To mark the end of the BACK tour (finally), here are some stats, for people who like stats. (Everybody).
#BackStats

ATTENDEES:
260,836 humans
(You were all uncommonly sexy)
#BackStats

DOLLARS TO CHARITY:
$1.25M
Yes, that’s one and a quarter million bucks baby. We – and the recipients – are incredibly grateful to those of you who bought VIP charity tickets.
#BackStats
*thank you* *raised hands* *heart*

TREES PLANTED: 500
SPECIES: 20
CARBON OFFSET: 90 (tonnes of CO2e sequestered over 30 yrs)
#BackStats

PERFORMANCES: 133
(Standing Ovations: 131 *cry* *lol* *shrug*)
#BackStats

PIANO STOOLS BUSTED: 3 (Oops)
#BackStats

BIRTHS: 3 (Same number as the busted piano stools. Coincidence? I think not.
#ThePowerOfRock)
#BackStats

DEATHS:
1
We miss you Greg!
(Oh, guys, you should get the new Whitlams record. It’s bloody fantastic and has two songs about Greg on it!)
#BackStats

TOTAL BAND-MEMBERS: 15
TOTAL CREW-MEMBERS: 63
TOTAL VENUES: 39
AVERAGE AUDIENCE: 1,961
TOUR POSTPONEMENTS: 5
PIANO TUNINGS: 399
FIRINGS: 37 (nearly all Dane)
TEQUILA GLASSES SMASHED: 1
CHEESE CONSUMED: Incalculable
NIGHTS RECORDED: 2
PEOPLE STILL READING STATS: 7
#BackStats

And finally…
We recorded BACK at the iconic Shepherds Bush Empire. I’ve watched it, and it’s a pretty fkn tight little gig, if I do say so myself. It’s being mixed and graded and when it’s all pretty I’ll let you know when we’re gonna release it. Stay tuned!

And thank you. We are so lucky to have been able to work (on and off) through this mad old time.
*heart* *thank you* *heart*
#BackStats

Sarah Belkner
Jak Housden
Brad Webb
Ben Vanderwal
Evan Mannell
James Haselwood
Pete Clements
Tom Richards
Matthew Ottignon
Rory Simmons
Dane Laboyrie
Emma Bassett
Ben Gurton

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BACK TO THE OUTBACK, the new animated family comedy is out only on Netflix. It tracks the adventures of a group of “deadly” but cute animals and a narcissistic celebrity koala called Pretty Boy (voiced by Tim!).

The movie stars Isla Fisher, Tim, Eric Bana, Guy Pearce, Miranda Tapsell, Angus Imrie, Keith Urban, Aislinn Derbez, and Jacki Weaver.

Tim wrote and recorded Beautiful Ugly, featuring Evie Irie, for the credits. The song has been released as a single, available to stream or download here and as part of the full soundtrack album here, where you’ll also find another song written by Tim for the movie: Maddie’s Lullaby, sung by Thelma Plum.

There’s a lyric video for Beautiful Ugly:

A few more videos to whet your appetite:

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Tim’ll be performing at ELEVATE Sydney Final Night: 5th January 7pm – 10pm.
The evening features Courtney Act, Tim and Tones And I.

Tickets are FREE but limited and go on sale on the 2nd December here, so grab ’em while you can!
UPDATE: Ticket allocation for Tim’s event is now exhausted but you can join a waitlist for new ticket releases.

ELEVATE Sydney is a 6-day extravaganza on Sydney’s Cahill Expressway Jan 1st – 6th, 2022.

Visit elevatesydney.com for full details and tickets.

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Splendour In The Grass is now Friday 22nd, Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July 2022 at North Byron Parklands.

Tim’s performing on Saturday 23rd July 2022!

A limited number of preloved tickets will go on sale Monday 6th of December, 9AM AEDT.

You’ll find the full line-up and more information at splendourinthegrass.com #SITG2022

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