We’re welcoming comedy back in 2012 with musical comic Tim Minchin, who will be headlining a one-off day of humour at the Sessions.
Tim is known for his comedy songs, as well his distinctive wild hair, heavy eye make-up and tendency to perform in bare feet. His shows deal with subjects such as religion and taboos and feature songs and poems as well as stand-up comedy.
He was born to Australian parents in Northampton but grew up in Perth, Western Australia.
Tim has released six albums and three live DVDs, including recordings of his most recent arena tour, Tim Minchin and the Heritage Orchestra. He has won a number of awards, including the prestigious Perrier Comedy Award for Best Newcomer in 2005 and the Best Music or Variety Act at the 2010 Chortle Awards.
He also wrote the music and lyrics for a stage version of Roald Dahl’s seminal novel Matilda, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, which is currently playing to critical acclaim at the Cambridge Theatre in London’s West End.
This unique show is part of the London 2012 Festival, a spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration bringing together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK. Tim Minchin’s Eden Session is the first London 2012 Festival event in the South West.
Under 12's will not be admitted to this Session. Children aged 12-15 will only be admitted if accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Admission of children aged 16yrs + at parents' discretion.
The show may contain swearing and other content that parents may not feel is suitable for children.
Tim's painful song about gingerness - a performance taken from his Australian DVD, 'Ready For This?'.
Tim questions Christian traditions in this tongue-in-cheek sentimental song about Christmas.
Tim does his bit for the environment and reminds you to 'take your canvas bags when you go to the supermarket'!
Craig Campbell is a formidable stand-up, and one of the most charismatic and inventive performers around. He has made appearances on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Russell Howard’s Good News and Dave’s One Night Stand.
Craig’s unique ability to find humour in the mundane, coupled with his own natural eccentricity makes for truly inventive storytelling. Now an internationally acclaimed act, Craig’s whimsical travel anecdotes never fail to surprise.
In 2010, Craig supported Frankie Boyle on his record-breaking national tour, playing to an audience of over 300,000 nationwide. Craig will be re-joining Frankie on tour in Autumn 2012.
In Spring 2011 Craig toured nationally in his own right with Craig Campbell Live, extended twice due to popular demand, notching up over 120 dates nationwide and continuing into Spring 2012, including performances at London’s prestigious Bloomsbury Theatre.