Tim Minchin confirms Brighton and Portsmouth dates

Award-winning comedian, actor and composer Tim Minchin has confirmed Brighton and Portsmouth dates on his Tim Minchin Is Back – Encore Tour 2021.

Tim Minchin BACK ENCORE credit Damian Bennett
Tim Minchin BACK ENCORE credit Damian Bennett

2021 UK tour dates include October 25 at The Brighton Centre (brightoncentre.co.uk) and November 10 at Portsmouth Guildhall (portsmouthguildhall.org.uk).

Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10am Friday, March 12 following a Ticketmaster pre-sale from Thursday, March 11. Fans who have purchased Tim’s studio album Apart Together from his official store will gain access to an exclusive pre-sale from 10am Wednesday, March 10.

BACK comes with a set list of material from all corners of Minchin’s eclectic repertoire.

Spokeswoman Flick Morris said: “First performed in the UK 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 ABC 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.

“In November 2020, Tim released his first studio solo album Apart Together. The album reached number three 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.”