- 9 months ago
Tim Minchin has composed the music and lyrics for the most awarded musical in Australian history, despite never having learned how to read music. The Royal Shakespeare Company's critically acclaimed production of Matilda the Musical has earned more than 70 international awards, including five Tonys and a record-breaking 13 Helpmann Awards across the ditch. The Perth-native shot to fame as a comedian in the early 2000s - writing provocative songs, poems and sketches about sex, religion and politics. He's just visited Auckland, where Matilda The Musical will premiere at The Civic next month.