AWARD-winning comedian, actor and composer, Tim Minchin's BACK tour is the latest to join Stockton Globe's star-studded 2021 programme.

The internationally renowned artist comes to the historic art-deco venue’s stage on Sunday, November 21 with tickets on general sale tomorrow (Friday) at 10am via

BACK is billed as “Old Songs, New Songs, F*** You Songs”.

First performed in the UK in 2019, BACK was Tim’s first UK tour in eight years and the 80,000 tickets sold out over a year in advance.

The long-awaited return to the stage received rave reviews and saw Mr Minchin pick up a prestigious Helpmann Award for Best Australian Contemporary Concert.

Mr Minchin has been celebrated globally for writing the music and lyrics for Matilda the Musical, which has gone on to become one of the most acclaimed musicals of the last 20 years, winning a record seven Olivier Awards, 13 Helpmann Awards and five Tony Awards.

He also wrote music and lyrics for the musical adaption of Groundhog Day.

Since his return to stage Mr Minchin starred in the ABC comedy series Squinters and appeared as Friar Tuck in the Hollywood release of Robin Hood.

He also starred in UPRIGHT, the award winning eight-part drama series which he co-wrote with The Chaser’s Chris Taylor, actor-writers Leon Ford and Kate Mulvaney, and co-produced with Lingo Pictures for Foxtel and Sky UK.

In November, Mr Minchin released his first studio solo album Apart Together.

On the eve of the release Mr Minchin and his band streamed a live performance of the full album to a worldwide audience.

The lauded comedian, actor and composer joins, the recently announced iconic reggae band, UB40, as part of a legend laden line-up including Jools Holland, Midge Ure, Paloma Faith, Steve Hackett, The House and Garage Orchestra, The Waterboys, Adam Kay, Chris Ramsey, John Bishop, Jon Richardson, Ross Noble, Diversity and Strictly Presents: The Power of Dance revealed by Stockton Globe at its ground-breaking digital industry showcase last October, as well as and smash hit musical We Will Rock You which was added a month later in November.

Councillor Jim Beall, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Leisure and Culture, said: “There are some outstanding, critically-acclaimed acts coming to the Globe and we’re thrilled to see Tim Minchin added to the bill!

“As a true showman, his repertoire of musical comedy will make for a captivating stage performance and yet again demonstrates the eclectic range of entertainment you can expect to see when the venue opens later this year. The excitement is building as more bookings get announced so I’d encourage everyone to sign up to the Globe’s newsletter for all the latest news and updates.”

Stockton Globe General Manager, Jo Ager, said: “Our main focus here at Stockton Globe is to put together an exciting and varied programme of music and comedy that includes something for everyone.

“Who better to join our incredible line-up than Tim Minchin? He typifies our ethos and brings the two worlds together effortlessly! Tim’s amazing career speaks for itself and we are so excited to see what he brings to our stage.”

Stockton Globe is currently being restored to its former Art Deco glory by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

In May 2018 the Council established a partnership with ATG which will see ATG operate the Globe on a 25-year management contract. The soon-to-be-reopened venue will be the largest of its kind between Newcastle and Leeds. Also launching as part of the refurbishment is a 250-capacity event space housed in the adjoining building.