Tim McArthur – actor , singer, presenter, director, dancing nun and panto dame – is delighted to be releasing his debut album, Don’t Be Anything Less.
Born in Guisborough in Northeast England in 1975, Tim originally wanted to be a bus driver. The turning point in his life came at the age of 13, when Tim was cast in an amateur dramatics production of Oliver. There was no looking back in the rear-view mirror as London’s theatrical scene beckoned…
Don’t Be Anything Less
The album features a wide variety of songs from the world of musical theatre, reflecting Tim’s broad range and broad experience. Classic songs include Night and Day by Cole Porter to My Ship by Kurt Weill. Kander and Ebb’s The World Goes Round and Coloured Lights reflects the range of Tim’s voice. Sondheim’s Could I Leave You?, in contrast, shows an ability to play caustic characters. As well as including well-known classics, the album has two original songs by close friends, Closest I’ll Ever Get To Paradise by Paul Emelion Daly, from When Harry Met Barry, and Dangerous Cabaret, written especially for Tim by Brett Kahr. Best known and loved for his colourful exuberance on and off stage, you’ll hear this come out in songs like the outrageous La Cage aux Folles by Jerry Herman and Don’t Be Anything Less, from Snoopy the Musical, providing a fitting title for the album.
Highlighted credits include:
Acting roles: Sam Byck in Assassins – Pleasance Theatre; Maurice in Bathhouse The Musical! and Jack Crawford in Silence of The Lambs- Above The Stag Theatre; Sparky in Forever Plaid – UK Tour; Charles Wrester/Amiens/ Jacques de Boyes in As You Like It- Mercury Theatre Colchester; featured soloist in Fred Astaire His Daughters Tribute – London Pallidium; Helen Lederer’s One Night Stand with her Date Tim McArthur – UK Tour.
Solo shows at: Purcell Room; Don’t Tell Mama, New York; New Space Theatre Cape Town; Theatre Lounge Café, Kuala Lumpur.
Presenting – Tim currently presents The Curtain Up Show live on Resonance 104.4fm. For the past two years Tim has hosted the Red Carpet for West End Eurovision and also hosted the Red Carpet for The Olivier Awards for the Society of London Theatre
As director Tim has recently directed Sondheim’s Into The Woods Ye old Rose and Crown, Jack Sissy that Stalk at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern and Bathhouse The Musical! at Above The Stag.
After four years playing the Dame at the Courtyard Theatre In Hereford, this Christmas Tim makes his debut for Qudos and Daryl Back playing Nurse Nellie in Snow White at The Becks Theatre Hayes, West London, alongside Birds of a Feather star Linda Robson. Next year sees Tim celebrate 20 years in the business and his 40tn birthday looming over the festive season- not bad for a potential bus-driver from the Northeast.
The album is available to pre- order via www.auburnjam.co.uk or email Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org
For interviews and more information please contact Jack Bowman at Jack.Bowman@abovethestag.com