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1 Taranaki Street, Wellington | Box Office Ph: 04 801 7992
Duration: 30 March - 10 April
After a sell-out 2020 season!
Price: $25 - $52

PRODUCTION BY Circo Aereo and Thom Monckton
DIRECTOR Sanna Silvennoinen
LIGHTING DESIGN Juho Rahijärvi
SOUND DESIGN Tuomas Norvio and Atte Kantonen
COSTUME DESIGN Kati Mantere
CONSULTANT Eveliina Hämäläinen
COMPANY Circo Aereo 
PRESENTED BY A Mulled Whine

31 March – 10 April
$30 Preview – Tues 30 March

Circa One
Tue – Sat 6.30pm; Fri – Sat 8pm & Sun 4pm 
$25 – $52
Early Bird tickets available

Runtime: 1 hour (no interval)

Comedy and circus sensation Thom Monckton will astound you in The Artist: an incredible feat of physical strength, skilled theatrics, and comedic storytelling.

To be in the audience of a Thom Monckton performance is spellbinding, as he makes a spectacular experience out of the ordinary. An artist arrives at his paint-splattered studio ready to create a new work. He waits for inspiration. Focus strays, the blank canvas terrifies, and the tools have been lost to the bowels of the atelier.

The Artist is a show combining hilarious clowning and physical theatre about the rough graft of an artist. Another collaboration from the creators of worldwide smash-hit The Pianist

“This world-class performer has accomplished what feels like a full day’s work in his artist’s studio with an ease that belies the years of training that have brought him to this exquisite moment.” – Theatreview (NZ)

“It is always enjoyable to witness a perfect performance” – Helsingin Sanomat (FIN) 2

“Monckton is a delight” ★★★★★ – The Stage (UK)

“A masterpiece of hilarious chaos” – Scotsman (UK) “Thomas Monckton is a comic genius.” – The Dominion Post (NZ)

Created by Thom Monckton & Sanna Silvennoinen

Photo: Antti Saukko


Thomas Monckton is an award-winning physical theatre and circus performer originally from Patea, South Taranaki. Monckton trained for two yearsat Christchurch circus school CircoArts and two years at the physical theatre school Lecoq in Paris. He has now been based in Helsinki, Finland for several years, where he collaborates frequently with Circo Aereo and Kallo Collective. His previous works The Pianist, Only Bones v1.0, and Moving Stationery have all earned considerable acclaim:

 ** Best in Fringe – NZ Fringe, 2019 **

** Best in Fringe – Auckland Fringe, 2019 **

** Total Theatre Award for Best Circus Show – Edinburgh Fringe, 2014 **

** Grant Tilly Award for Actor of the Year – Chapman Tripp Wellington Theatre Awards, 2012 **

** Best in Fringe – NZ Fringe, 2012 **

** Best Theatre – NZ Fringe, 2012 **

Circo Aereo is an international contemporary circus group from Finland. Currently one of the most active Finnish groups performing abroad, Circo Aereo is among the flagships of Finnish cultural exports. Director Sanna Silvennoinen is one of the artistic directors of the group.

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