Perth Festival announces new dates for Tim Minchin with West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Perth Festival Tim Minchin photo by Damian BennettPerth Festival has announced new dates for Tim Minchin with West Australian Symphony Orchestra – which will now be held in King’s Park on Saturday 20 February and Sunday 21 February 2021.

In rescheduling Minchin’s world-premiere special performance of his brand-new album, Apart Together, Perth Festival thanked all ticketholders for their understanding as they worked through the issues.

Perth Festival 2021 now runs from 15 February to 14 March. Thanks to everyone for their patience as we navigated a lockdown together and rearranged the Festival for 2021.

Ticketholders across the Festival are being contacted regarding revised dates and times for their shows. This may take a few days longer than usual. Please note, there is no need to call or email the box office. We will provide further updates as soon as they become available.

In the glorious surrounds of Kings Park, Western Australia’s very own global superstar, TimMinchin, is joined by his favourite WA musicians, including West Australian Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Jessica Gethin, for an evening of wonderful music to welcome in the Festival.

“When that poor young security guard tested positive, I had only been out of quarantine for a couple of days, and my first instinct was to go, bugger this, and just hop on a plane and get back to my kids,” said Minchin. “I hesitated though, because as a man who loves a bakery, I know a solid number of consecutive days of doughnuts is possible.

“And as a friend of Iain Grandage and Perth Festival, I knew the expertise and will would be there to try and reschedule very quickly, should those doughnuts line up. And line-up they did. It’s hard to describe how complex it is to shift a concert of this size in such a short time, but they’ve done it. Hope you can all still come!”

Tim Minchin is an Australian musician, comedian, composer, actor, writer and director. He has toured extensively in the US, UK and Australia, performing solo, with bands and with symphony orchestras. He has released five DVDs, the most recent recorded with the Heritage Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall.

He is the composer lyricist of two hit West End / Broadway musicals, Matilda and Groundhog Day – both of which won the Olivier Award for Best West End Musical and garnered nominations for Best Score and Best Musical in Broadway’s Tony Awards.

Tim wrote, produced and starred in the Sky Atlantic / Foxtel TV series, Upright, in 2019. Other screen-acting credits include Atticus Fetch in Season Six of Californication, a Logie Award-winning Smasher Sullivan in the ABC’s Secret River, and Friar Tuck in Lionsgate’s Robin Hood reboot.

Stage highlights include Judas in the UK / Australian Arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar in 2012, and Rosencrantz in the Sydney Theatre Company’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead the following year. He has published two books: the graphic novel, Storm, and the illustrated children’s book, When I Grow Up.

In November 2020 Tim released his debut solo album Apart Together. He is a member of the Order of Australia, a philanthropist and a mediocre juggler.

Tim Minchin with West Australia Symphony Orchestra
Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Fraser Avenue via Kings Park Road, Perth
Performances: Saturday 20 February and Sunday 21 February 2021 (Gates: 5.30pm / Performance: 7.00pm)
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Image: Tim Minchin – photo by Damian Bennett

Note: Perth Festival welcomes its audiences under a WA Health-approved Covid safety plan. We understand that staying Covid-safe is a shared responsibility. Remember to register your attendance, wash your hands, keep your distance and stay home if unwell.