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Tim Minchin is an Australian composer/lyricist, musician, comedian, actor, writer, producer and director.
In 2009, he was commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) to write the music and lyrics for a stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Directed by Matthew Warchus and with a book by Dennis Kelly, the musical opened in Stratford-Upon-Avon in 2010. Matilda the Musical went on to become one of the most critically and popularly successful musicals of the last 20 years, winning more than 85 international awards, 16 for Best Musical, including a record seven Olivier Awards and five Tony Awards. It continues to run on the West End, had a long and successful Broadway run between April 2013 and January 2017, played for six months in Toronto, Canada, and toured the US twice. It opened at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney, Australia in August 2015, and went on to play Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. Having played in 50 cities worldwide Matilda then swung over to Auckland, New Zealand in August 2017, followed by a tour of the UK and Ireland 2018-2019. Matilda embarked on an international tour, 2019/2020, concurrent with the continuing West End run at the Cambridge Theatre, visiting China, South Africa and Southeast Asia.
He worked on the stage musical adaptation of Groundhog Day, writing the music and lyrics, with Danny Rubin (who wrote the original screenplay) writing the book and Matthew Warchus directing. Following its hugely successful and acclaimed limited run at The Old Vic, London, in the summer of 2016, the show opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway, April 2017, to more rave reviews and ran until September 17th, 2017. MTI are now licensing productions at regional theatres around the world.
When I Grow Up, a magical picture book, inspired by Tim’s much loved hit song from the multi-award-winning Matilda The Musical was published in 2017, illustrated by Steve Antony.
November 2018 saw Tim on the big screen in movie theatres, playing Friar Tuck in Robin Hood, a gritty new take on the classic story, directed by Otto Bathurst and filmed in Croatia and Hungary.
Tim is an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) and the Old Vic Theatre, an ambassador for The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts, a patron of the British Humanist Association, and patron of the West Australian Youth Theatre Company (WAYTCo). He is a keen supporter of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity (UK), Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), the National Autistic Society (NAS) and the Los Angeles homelessness charity, PATH.

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[West End, 2023]
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[Broadway, 2017]
Composer, Lyricist
[West End, 2011]
Music and Lyrics
[West End, 2010]


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Photos: First look at MTVarts' MATILDA THE MUSICAL JR

ebellion is nigh in Matilda JR., a gleefully witty ode to the the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the 'revolting children' who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson. Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence... and special powers! She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace! Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda JR.is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination. Performances are Sept 15 - 17, 2023, at Knox Memorial Theater, 112 East High St., Mount Vernon, OH 43050. For tickets or more information, visit: https://www.mtvarts.com/index.php/upcoming-events/198-matilda-jr

Alice Ripley to Present BELIEVE IT OR NOT at The Green Room 42

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present Tony Award winner Alice Ripley in her new show “Believe It or Not” on Saturday, September 3o with shows at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

Her Majesty's Theatre Celebrates 110 Year Anniversary

The iconic Her Majesty’s Theatre turns 110 today. To help celebrate one of Adelaide’s favourite supercentenarians, the theatre is  opening the doors to the public for a special exhibition and guided tours.

Sara Jean Ford will Bring THE AGING INGENUE to the Green Room 42

Join Broadway veteran Sara Jean Ford as she brings her hit BroadwayWorld web series “The Aging Ingénue” to the stage, with an raucously funny evening of music and storytelling. An Evening with The Aging Ingénue  is hosted by Sara’s fictional alter-ego Claire Cooke -- a Broadway starlette all grown up -- as she struggles to navigate her new reality as an aging actor & mother - all while singing songs that she is far too old to sing (and sharing secrets that she is far too comfortable revealing).

The Green Room 42 to Present Australian Drag and Theater Legend Trevor Ashley Next Month

THE GREEN ROOM 42 – the intimate concert venue dubbed Broadway's “off-night hotspot” by The New York Times – will present Australian drag and theater legend Trevor Ashley, best known from the TV hit “Queen of the Universe,” in the new show “Queen of the Moment” for two performances on Thursday, September 14 and Friday, September 15 at 9:30 PM.

Patti Newton Awarded Walk of Fame Star at Adelaide Festival Centre

Legendary Australian entertainer Patti Newton AM has had her name set in lights, after being presented with a Walk of Fame star at Adelaide Festival Centre yesterday. 

New York Debut of THE FABULIST FOX SISTER is Coming to The Green Room 42

Get ready for the highly anticipated New York debut of THE FABULIST FOX SISTER at The Green Room 42. Don't miss this limited engagement performance! Find out all the details and secure your tickets now.

THE GREAT BIG DINOSAUR SHOW Comes to Oxford University Museum

Rua Arts presents the premiere of The Great Big Dinosaur Show at Oxford University Museum from 23 to 24 October 2023, giving young dino fans the chance to combine a half-term museum trip with a joyful blast of interactive live entertainment

Artist Submissions Now Open For Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2024

Adelaide Cabaret Festival is inviting show creators and performers to submit their works and acts for consideration as part of Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2024 – the world's largest cabaret festival of its kind.

London Theatre Week Starts Today! Get Tickets to MATILDA THE MUSICAL from Just £25

London Theatre Week is the West End’s biggest promotion, giving you the chance to see over 50 amazing award-winning musicals and stunning plays with tickets from £15, £25, £35 or £45!

The Green Room 42 Unveils New Look And New Season

THE GREEN ROOM 42 – the intimate concert venue dubbed Broadway’s “off-night hotspot” by The New York Times – has announced a special reopening with a dazzling renovation.

Paul Iacono, Josie de Guzman & More Set for September Lineup at The Green Room 42

Get ready for an incredible lineup of performances at The Green Room 42 this September! Find out who will be taking the stage and when you can catch these talented artists in action. Don't miss out on these unforgettable shows - get all the information you need right here.

GROUNDHOG DAY Becomes Highest Grossing Production Ever at Old Vic Theatre

Ahead of Saturday’s final performance, The Old Vic announces that the critically acclaimed musical Groundhog Day has exceeded all previous box office records to become the highest-grossing Old Vic production in history.

Video: West End Cast of MATILDA THE MUSICAL Release Video in Support of England's Lionesses

West End cast of Matilda the Musical has released an inspirational video to commemorate the upcoming match between England's Lionesses against Australia today.

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Comes to Palo Alto Players Next Month

Palo Alto Players opens its 93rd season with the hit Broadway musical MATILDA. Based on the book “Matilda” by Roald Dahl, the joyous girl power romp is packed with high-energy dance numbers and fresh, clever songs.

Theatre Director and Former RSC Artistic Director Michael Boyd Dies

BroadwayWorld is saddened to learn that theatre director Michael Boyd has died from cancer. His career took him from training in Moscow to artistic directorships at the Tron Theatre Glasgow [1985-96] and the Royal Shakespeare Company, after joining as an Associate Director in 1996.

Review: MATILDA THE MUSICAL Luminates the Vancouver Stage This Summer!

Another great musical has stepped onto the Vancouver theatre stage this summer. Busting at the seams with energetic dance numbers, upbeat songs, and comedic moments, Theatre Under the Stars’ latest musical leaves audiences wanting more. MATILDA THE MUSICAL presented by Theatre Under the Stars will play at the Malkin Bowl until August 26th!

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Will Embark on International Tour; Cast Revealed!

Matilda The Musical will begin an international tour in August at the Israeli Opera House, Tel Aviv. The tour will then transfer to Dubai before continuing with further dates in Asia. 

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir Perform WE BELONG Next Weekend

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Choir present We Belong (5th August) – a vibrant and colourful music journey like no other. This one-night-only spectacular at NIDA’s Parade Theatre on 5th August will bring to life 20 of the most beloved stage and film musicals that have captivated audiences with their timeless charm.

New Matildas Join MATILDA THE MUSICAL in the West End

Casting has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s West End production of Matilda The Musical which is now in its 12th year and continues to play to packed houses at the Cambridge Theatre.


Tim Minchin has written 2 shows including Groundhog Day (Music and Lyrics), Matilda the Musical (Composer).

Tim Minchin has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Outstanding New Score (Broadway or Off-Broadway) at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his work on "Groundhog Day." Additionally, he received a nomination for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for "Groundhog Day The Musical." Minchin also received a nomination for Outstanding Lyrics at the Drama Desk Awards for his work on "Matilda the Musical." Furthermore, he was nominated for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre at the Tony Awards for "Matilda the Musical."

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