After eight years, hundreds of interviews and countless shows (not literally of course, but you try counting them), it’s hard to believe that composer Tim Minchin has yet to tire of talking about Matilda the Musical.
At least, not in general terms. Specifically, right here and now as he sits opposite me in the splendiferously baroque surrounds of The Civic’s Wintergarden, Minchin does seem a little jaded, and understandably so.
Having risen at 3.30am the previous day to fly here from Melbourne, Minchin is reaching the end of a very full two days worth of interviews – for print, television, radio, online – to promote the New Zealand premiere of Matilda, coming up on August 18.
Check out the video of Tim being interviewed by one of Auckland’s little geniuses here.