Apart / Together with West Australian Symphony Orchestra
‘Apart Together … is full of gravity-defying balladry and beautifully observed moments.’
‘Minchin is a genuine musical virtuoso.’
NEW SHOW RELEASED
We open the Festival in show-stopping style with satirist, pianist, provocateur and musical genius Tim Minchin live in Kings Park.
West Australia’s globally-renowned multi-talent is back home for a world premiere special performance of his brand-new, critically acclaimed album, Apart Together. This hugely entertaining collection of songs reflects upon love, fidelity, absence, entropy, aspiration, disappointment and death, all told in Tim Minchin’s inimitable style.
For this uniquely local international festival, each song has been reimagined by a different world-class orchestrator, with Artistic Director Iain Grandage among the West Australians taking up the challenge. In the glorious surrounds of Kings Park, Tim 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.
RAIN OR SHINE
If it looks like rain please bring wet weather protection (ponchos & raincoats). Umbrellas are not permitted into the venue.
This is a licensed event. All patrons, including children & babies, must have a valid ticket for entry. Companion Cards can be used when purchasing General Admission tickets.
CHILDREN & BABIES
All patrons, including minors & babies, must have a valid ticket for entry.
All minors under 18 years of age who have purchased a ticket will only be permitted into the concert site if they are accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.
WHAT TO BRING
Picnic rug and hamper, jacket, sun hat, sunscreen, sealed plastic bottled water/soft drink (only), comfy shoes and good vibes. Empty aluminium or plastic water bottles are permitted to be brought into the venue for free filling at the water stations.
WHAT NOT TO BRING
Strictly NO BYO alcohol and NO glass items. This is a fully licensed event. No tables or umbrellas, professional SLR cameras, video or recording equipment, metal cutlery, wine spikes, bean bags, tents or sun shelters. The Botanic Garden is a smoke free venue.
All reserved seating tickets include a dedicated seat.
General Admission ticket holders can bring their own picnic rug or seat.
Low-to-the-ground beach style chairs are recommended in the General Admission area. High back (deck/camping) chairs are permitted, however will be positioned at the rear of the venue.
A seating area is provided for those with wheelchair requirements.
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.
|Time & Location||
Fri 5 - Sat 6 Feb
Eligible for package discount
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