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2006 Media Releases - Events - TIM MINCHIN - Dark Side

Issued Thursday, 6 April 2006


‘Take out a second mortgage, sell the car, and put the money on the safest bet you’ll ever make in this uncertain world: that Tim Minchin will be the next big thing in musical comedy’
Time Out, London

‘Articulate, thoughtful, dry and unashamedly polysyllabic…Dark irreverent and talented
…Excellent, provoking, funny…’
The Age, Melbourne

In 2005 Australian comedy wunderkind Tim Minchin won the Festival Directors’ Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, sold out a massive debut season at the Edinburgh Fringe, beat hundreds of international acts to be the first Australian soloist to ever pick up one of comedy’s most prestigious honors – the Perrier Best Newcomer Award, went on to perform at the Royal Albert Hall, the Soho Theatre and the Lyric Theatre in London’s West End!

This May, it’s Sydney’s turn to experience one of our most exciting and sought-after performers as he brings his comic cabaret show, Dark Side to The Studio at Sydney Opera House.

Dark Side is a fiery smorgasbord of stunning musicality and brilliant lyricism served up by a bare-footed wannabe rockstar with back-combed hair and a totally hilarious (if slightly disturbed) mind. With idiotic masterpieces like Palestine Peace Anthem, 10 Foot Cock and a Few Hundred Virgins and Rock ‘n’ Roll Nerd, Minchin just might be trying to save the world, but you’ll be laughing too much to care.

Minchin’s alternative brand of dark, comedic cabaret is fast, insightful, original and most of all, really funny. Catch his irreverent wordsmithery and excellent musicianship at The Studio.

‘He plays like an angel, sings like the rock star he always wanted to be and has a devil of a sense of humour. This is an extraordinary performer’
The Scotsman

‘Minchin is a genuine musical virtuoso, whose songs are constructed and sung with an attention to detail that would make Rufus Wainwright sit up and look nervous’
The Times, London

Season Details: TIM MINCHIN Dark Side
Dates: Tuesday 9 - Sunday 14 May
Venue: The Studio, Sydney Opera House
Price: $25/$20 preview, $27, $22 rest of season

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