Tim Minchin

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‘It had to be dark’ – how we made Matilda the Musical
‘We didn’t give Matilda any songs because she was shy. Then we realised: it’s a fricking musical – the protagonist needs to sing!

Interviews by Chris Wiegand

08, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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‘There is a reason why famous people are often screwed up’: Tim Minchin on quitting comedy
The Australian composer has returned to performing after a 10-year break. He writes about fame, failure and his surprise comeback

Tim Minchin

09, Oct, 2021 @9:30 AM

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‘We wanted a vaccine ad based on hope’: arts and community sector PSAs fill government ‘vacuum’
After the heavily criticised federal fear-based campaign, two new Covid ads made on shoestring budgets are getting thousands of shares

Brigid Delaney

21, Jul, 2021 @2:11 AM

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Hilary Mantel, Mad Max and Donald Trump: what we learned from Sydney writers’ festival
Judy Blume, Paul Kelly, George Miller and Tara June Winch were among the guests at Carriageworks, in a welcome return for the beloved event

Steph Harmon, Janine Israel, Natasha May, Rafqa Touma, Kelly Burke, Shelley Hepworth

03, May, 2021 @2:39 AM

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On my radar: Tim Minchin's cultural highlights
The comedian and musician on kayaking in Kangaroo Valley, and why the world is getting better

Alice Fisher

28, Nov, 2020 @3:00 PM

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Tim Minchin review – bittersweet musings from comedy's Mr Marmite
If the performer gets in the way of himself and his impressive lyrical skills, the best of him still shines through in a fine set

Brian Logan

20, Nov, 2020 @12:50 PM

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Tim Minchin: Apart Together review – Randy Newman-esque portrait of a man at a crossroads
In his first studio album, Minchin mixes bitter barbs and humour with self-introspection – and surprising vulnerability

Bernard Zuel

18, Nov, 2020 @4:30 PM

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Briggs v Tim Minchin, Kit, Josh Pyke and others: Australia's best music for May
Each month we add 20 new songs to our Spotify playlist – read about 10 of our favourites here

Nathan Jolly

06, May, 2020 @5:30 PM

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The Pell reckoning: Ray Hadley challenges Andrew Bolt to take it outside
While the ABC remains the chief target of George Pell’s supporters, there’s also fallout within the 2GB stable. Plus: Foxtel’s pain and ABC’s gains

Amanda Meade

09, Apr, 2020 @5:30 PM

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Tim Minchin and Briggs release isolation track satirising Scott Morrison's leadership
‘We can still stir shit from the inside,’ Minchin says in a clip the pair recorded on their smartphones from home

Guardian staff

09, Apr, 2020 @3:16 AM

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Australia Day honours list: Jane Turner and Campbell Newman among 2020 recipients
Teen LGBTQ activist Georgie Stone is the youngest to be honoured alongside war veterans’ advocate Colin Hamley, 97

Naaman Zhou

25, Jan, 2020 @11:00 AM

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From Upright to Get Krack!n: the eight most memorable moments in Australian TV in 2019
Plus Deborah Mailman takes Total Control, Frayed shows a different side to 1980s Newcastle, and 60 Minutes outdoes itself on hyperbole

Steve Dow, Nathan Dunne, Steph Harmon, Gabriel Wilder, Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore, Stephanie Convery, Luke Buckmaster

28, Dec, 2019 @7:00 PM

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