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Tim Minchin, Eventim Apollo, review: the entertaining return of the Rock’n’Roll Nerd

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Tim Minchin’s new show is called Back, which is both an under- and an over-statement. It’s an overstatement because it implies the British-Australian polymath has somehow been away. In the eight years since audiences were last treated to his wickedly sharp comedy gigs – or, as he only half-jokingly calls them, “logical philosophy lectures disguised as cabaret shows” – the 44-year-old has launched a TV career, written a pair of Olivier-winning musicals (Matilda and Groundhog Day) and starred in a production of Jesus Christ Superstar that filled arenas on two continents. He’s hardly been in hiding.

Back is an understatement, though, because it undersells the theatrical ambition of this roof-raising…

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