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Saturday 19 October 2024 7.30pm

‘Life will sometimes seem long and tough. And you will sometimes be happy and sometimes sad. And then you’ll be old. And then you’ll be dead. There is only one sensible thing to do with this empty existence, and that is: fill it.’ Spend an evening in the company of internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter, musician, actor, writer and comedian Tim Minchin as he celebrates the publication of his first non-fiction book, You Don’t Have to Have a Dream. In conversation with a special guest interviewer, hear Tim share his inimitable thoughts and advice on life, art, success, kindness, love and thriving in a meaningless universe. Drawing from his legendary university commencement addresses, Tim’s rallying cry for creativity, critical thinking, and compassion in our daily lives will touch the science-loving reality-romantic in all of us. Tim, in addition to being known for his sold-out music and comedy tours, is the composer of music and lyrics to Matilda the Musical and Groundhog Day, winning him an Olivier Award for both. Don’t miss your chance to hear Tim reflect live onstage how it’s never too late to put something beautiful out into the world. This performance will be Auslan Interpreted.

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Synopsis

Saturday 19 October 2024
7.30pm

‘Life will sometimes seem long and tough. And you will sometimes be happy and sometimes sad. And then you’ll be old. And then you’ll be dead. There is only one sensible thing to do with this empty existence, and that is: fill it.’

Spend an evening in the company of internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter, musician, actor, writer and comedian Tim Minchin as he celebrates the publication of his first non-fiction book, You Don’t Have to Have a Dream.

In conversation with a special guest interviewer, hear Tim share his inimitable thoughts and advice on life, art, success, kindness, love and thriving in a meaningless universe. Drawing from his legendary university commencement addresses, Tim’s rallying cry for creativity, critical thinking, and compassion in our daily lives will touch the science-loving reality-romantic in all of us.

Tim, in addition to being known for his sold-out music and comedy tours, is the composer of music and lyrics to Matilda the Musical and Groundhog Day, winning him an Olivier Award for both.

Don’t miss your chance to hear Tim reflect live onstage how it’s never too late to put something beautiful out into the world.

This performance will be Auslan Interpreted.

Details

PRESENTED BY:
FANE

DURATION:
Approximately 110 minutes, including interval.

LATECOMERS:
For most performances, latecomers cannot be admitted until a break in the performance. Please allow plenty of time to cover traffic and parking delays.

ACCESS:
This performance will be Auslan Interpreted | CLICK HERE TO BOOK

WARNINGS:
This performance may contain strobe lighting and haze effects.

AGE SUITABILITY:
This performance is suitable for audiences aged 12+ or with parental discretion.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
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ACCESS INFORMATION

Prepurchase Tim Minchin’s ‘You Don’t Have to Have a Dream’

Tim Minchin BookPrepurchase a signed copy of Tim Minchin’s ‘You Don’t Have to Have a Dream’

A beautifully idiosyncratic celebration of life, art, success, kindness, love and thriving in a meaningless universe, drawn from three iconic graduation speeches.

You can either purchase the book with your tickets to A Conversation with Tim Minchin at Canberra Theatre Centre, or as a separate item.

Click here to purchase separately.

Pickup from the merchandise stand at the venue on the night of the performance. You will need to provide your name and have ID. You are responsible for collecting your pre-purchased book; books will not be posted.

 

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