Prolific musical comedian Tim Minchin announces ‘A Conversation With’ Australian tour

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Prolific musical comedian Tim Minchin announces ‘A Conversation With’ Australian tour

Words by Staff Writer

Matilda The Musical and Groundhog Day mastermind, writer, musician, comedian and actor, Tim Minchin will be celebrating a new book.

In celebration of his first non-fiction book, published by Penguin Random House, Tim Minchin will be heading on tour for an ‘In Conversation With’ Australian and New Zealand tour.

The globally-recognised creative will be heading to Perth at the end of September on Sunday 29 September, running through dates in Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart and Auckland across October, engaging in interviews with special guests about his new book You Don’t Have to Have a Dream.

Tim Minchin A Conversation With Dates

  • Sunday, 29 September 2024 Perth Concert Hall
  • Tuesday, 1 October 2024 Adelaide Festival Theatre
  • Friday, 4 October 2024 Melbourne Hamer Hall
  • Saturday, 5 October 2024 Brisbane QPAC Concert Hall
  • Sunday, 6 October 2024 Sydney State Theatre
  • Sunday, 13 October 2024 Hobart Wrest Point
  • Wednesday, 16 October 2024 Auckland Kiri Te Kanawa

Stay up to date with what’s happening within the region’s art scene here.

Taking the formation of an in conversation with yet to be announced interviewers, Minchin will share his inimitable thoughts and advice on life, art, success, kindness, love and thriving in a meaningless universe. The sessions spawn from his legendary university commencement addresses and general encouragement for creativity, critical thinking, and compassion in our daily lives, with this tour set to dive into his ethos.

“Although I’m a bit nervous to be sitting on a stage without a piano to sugar the pill of my opinions with, I’m really excited to dig deeper into some of the ideas I explore in this book. And, knowing the calibre of my interlocutors and my audiences, I’m sure the chat will push out beyond just those,” says Tim Minchin.

As one of our most celebrated creative exports, Tim Minchin has become a globally recognised award-winning artist thanks to his composition of music and lyrics for Matilda the Musical and Groundhog Day, along with his seven albums, four published books (including You Don’t Have To Have A Dream), composing work for the title track for Netflix’s celebrated new drama Eric, appearances in television and on stage, in a variety of dramatic and comedic roles, and tours across Australia and internationally in music/concert format. Minchin is undeniably one of the most versatile and accomplished multidisciplinary artists of our time.

This live event is a unique opportunity for fans to hear Tim Minchin speak candidly as he reflects on his own life and how it’s never too late to put something beautiful out into the world, as well as discuss his new non-fiction offering.

Tickets for this intimate tour go on presale via Fane at 10am local time, Tuesday 18 June, with venue presale following at 10am local time, Wednesday 19 June. General sale is from 10am local time, Thursday 20 June.

For further details on Tim Minchin A Conversation With tickets including presale signup, head here.