Tim Minchin

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Upright season two review – Tim Minchin dramedy has already jumped the shark
Minchin and Milly Alcock are perfectly fine, but don’t share the playfully brittle chemistry that made their original union pop and crackle

Luke Buckmaster

14, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘We’ve forgotten how to be innocent’: Tim Minchin on comedy, music and the joy of Matilda
Tim Minchin refuses to be categorised. So what do we call a man who tells jokes, challenges political tribalism and writes songs that move you to tears? Eva Wiseman meets the man behind Matilda the Musical – and much more

Eva Wiseman

13, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘It comes down to taste’: how the Edinburgh comedy awards find tomorrow’s funniest stars
Nica Burns, driving force of the festival’s comedy prize, talks about the winners and losers in 40 years of the hugely influential event

Vanessa Thorpe

31, Jul, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Matilda musical movie starring Emma Thompson to open London film festival
World premiere of the film version of the Roald Dahl-based musical also stars Lashana Lynch, Stephen Graham and Andrea Riseborough

Catherine Shoard

30, Jun, 2022 @9:26 AM

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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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