Award-winning comedian, actor and composer Tim Minchin will play York next month, it was revealed today.
Tim is bringing his new tour BACK to the York Barbican on Tuesday 19 October 2021.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow (Thursday, 23 September) at 9am.
BACK is billed as “Old Songs, New Songs, F*** You Songs”, with a set list of material from all corners of Minchin’s eclectic repertoire.
First performed in 2019, BACK was Tim’s first UK tour in eight years and the 80,000 tickets sold out over a year in advance.
The long-awaited return to the stage received rave reviews and saw Tim pick up a prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Australian Contemporary Concert.
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.
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.
Since his return to stage Tim starred in the US comedy series Squinters and appeared as Friar Tuck in the Hollywood release of Robin Hood.
He also starred in UPRIGHT, the award winning eight-part drama series which he co-wrote with The Chaser’s Chris Taylor, actor-writers Leon Ford and Kate Mulvaney, and co-produced with Lingo Pictures for Foxtel and Sky UK.
Last November, Tim released his first studio solo album Apart Together. Described as “crisply observed and tenderly considered” in The Independent, the album reached number 3 in the ARIA charts.
On the eve of the release Tim and his band streamed a live performance of the full album to a worldwide audience and critical acclaim.
Tickets will be available on the York Barbican website.