Tim Minchin: So Rock

Norwich Playhouse

Norwich Playhouse

Wide-eyed in the spotlight, Tim Minchin gets laughs before opening his mouth, thanks to an absurdly precise mime to his new show's title song that encompasses air-drumming of which even Alan Partridge would be proud.

Having won Best Newcomer at the 2005 Edinburgh Fringe, the Gonk-haired Australian (think Bill Bailey's crazed little brother) has acquired a devoted following, drawn to his whimsical, slyly comic songs and twitchy, nervous demeanour.

Consisting mostly of his tongue-in-cheek compositions, the show is interspersed with straight stand-up interludes that arguably fare less well.


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However, his recitation of Angry, a poem written apparently on the advice of his psychologist, is a non-musical highlight.

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