Tim Minchin, award-winning comedian, actor and composer, will return to the stage for his first UK tour dates since 2011. The UK premiere of BACK will commence in Ipswich on 15th October 2019 and be followed by performances in Oxford, Sheffield, Nottingham, Manchester, Plymouth, Cardiff, Portsmouth, London, Liverpool, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Brighton and Southend.
BACK is billed as Old Songs, New Songs, F*** You Songs, hinting at a set list of material from all corners of Minchin’s eclectic – and often iconoclastic – repertoire. It will be the long-awaited follow up to his sold-out national arena tour of Tim Minchin and his Orchestra in 2010-2011.
The music virtuoso also announced that profit from a number of top price seats will be donated to a UK charity – details of which will be announced through his website soon.
Minchin has been celebrated globally for writing the music and lyrics for Matilda the Musical, which has gone on to become one of the most acclaimed musicals of the last 20 years, winning a record seven Olivier Awards, 13 Helpmann Awards and five Tony Awards. It continues to run in the West End and has already played in over 50 cities worldwide. He also wrote music and lyrics for the musical adaption of Groundhog Day, which after an acclaimed limited run at The Old Vic in London in 2016, debuted on Broadway in April 2017 and won the Olivier Award for Best Musical in 2017.
BACK will mark Minchin’s return to the stage, following several film and TV appearances which earned him a handful of acting accolades, including the Qantas Orry-Kelly Award at the 2017 Australians in Film Awards and a 2016 Logie Award for Most Outstanding Supporting Actor for The Secret River.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public through Ticketmaster and venue box offices at 10am, Thursday 6 September. All tour dates here.