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The Unusual Coyness of Tim Minchin

Sir: I recently read a review of Tim Minchin’s sold-out performance at the Palais Theatre, as part of his “comeback” 2019 national tour of Australia. Cameron Woodhead, of the Sydney Morning Herald, noted that it was the first time in memory that no complimentary tickets were issued to the press (he had to buy one for $142). The review was mixed, but generally positive, but one part stood out glaringly: Minchin didn’t sing the one about George Pell and tortured us all explaining why, slaloming for minutes between outraged invective and sympathy for the devil. He baulked at the prospect of…

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