Tim Minchin delights the crowds at Belton House

Outdoor comedy is hailed a success as more than 3,500 people flocked to see Tim Minchin at the National Trust’s Belton House.
Trust in Comedy, the National Trust’s first ever outdoor comedy gig, took place recently in the grounds of the historic property near Grantham in Lincolnshire.

The event starred Australian comic, Tim Minchin, famed for his wild hair and Kohl-rimmed eyes, and his large band. As soon as Tim took to the stage, the audience roared their approval and he kept them amused for the evening with his witty banter and lyrical, satirical songs. His act covered topics like environmentalism, rationalism, prejudice(ism), logical fallacies(ism) and his amour de fromage et de boobs(ism), with the audience joining in and dancing to their favourite ‘tunes’.

Tim also gave the audience a taste of the other side of his persona, musical songwriter, when he performed songs from his multi Olivier Award-winning musical ‘Matilda’. The evening concluded with a light show projected onto the side of Belton House.

Alec Gordon, general manager for the National Trust in Lincolnshire said: “Booking Tim Minchin for an outdoor comedy event was a bold move for the National Trust and one that has really paid off. The event was a really intimate gig, providing his fans with the opportunity to see him up close and personal; something that just doesn’t happen in a huge arena tour.

“The weather held and Tim gave a fantastic performance, keeping the audience amused with his witty repertoire of songs from start to finish.

“This was Tim’s first foray into outdoor comedy too; speaking to him after the event, he was delighted with how it all went and said he thoroughly enjoyed his visit to Belton House.”

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