Tim Minchin and The Heritage Orchestra was filmed at the Royal Albert Hall in April 2011. Tim's joined on stage by the awesome 55-piece Heritage Orchestra, led by Jules Buckley and by Pete Clements on bass and Brad Webb on drums.
Performing material from his "So Rock" and "Dark Side" albums, ranging from sharply critical, to lighthearted, to sweet, Minchin shows off his skills as a musician, comedian and social critic in this hilarious two hour live show.
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Tim Minchin's live concert captured for this DVD, performed at the Sydney Opera House, in one of the smaller Studio Theatre rooms. This is an intimate show and the vibe within the venue is a little proper, but they do seem to enjoy themselves. Tim's act is a compilation of pieces from his successful stage shows Dark Side and So Rock, combining spoken stand-up routines with hilariously witty musical numbers on the piano - an instrument on which Tim is clearly more than adept. To my mind, Tim's comedic forte combines the 'rock' aspirations of Tenacious D with the supreme wit and cabaret-style musical flair of Neil Innes' Bonzo Dog Band. He's a fantastic musician, an intelligent, thought-provoking lyricist and a side-splittingly hilarious showman. Written by
Paul Gerard Kennedy
Tim Minchin is one of the most talented and brilliant singer/song writers of our time. This show hands down is his best and I have watched it countless times. I actually enjoy it a lot more than listening to his albums because he is so creative in his shows when it is just him and a piano or a guitar. If you have not seen this show, you must! The show itself is almost 2 hours long but it seems as though it is only about 30mins long because it is so entertaining. Although some of his idea are rather radical, he is very smart and it is shown in everyone of his songs. After seeing this film I have made a promise to myself that I would see him live once he comes to America.
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