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Duration: 21 Mar 2023 - 25 Mar 2023
Location: Circa One
Price: $30 – $55
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The King of Taking

By Thom Monckton

Presented by Kallo Collective & A Mulled Whine

Roll out the royal red carpet! One is cordially invited to Thom Monckton’s newest physical comedy.

Allergic to normal flooring, a childish and petulant King can only walk on red carpet – and cannot move without an effective fanfare. You are hereby summoned to the royal grounds where this King callously barrels towards his own destruction.

A brand-new show from acclaimed physical comedy performer Thom Monckton (The Artist), The King of Taking boasts circus, mime, and a whole lot of velvet. Performing in Wellington for one week only at Circa Theatre!

Royal decree: The King requests a selection of wrapped gifts from his most loyal subjects (you).*

*Bearing Gifts discount price available for those who bring a wrapped present.


“It’s fun. It’s really, really fun. We’re comfortable, we’re in stitches, this guy is great.”
— Art Murmurs

“Monckton is amazing to watch, his body seemingly not constrained by the usual restrictions of bones and gravity”
— Otago Daily Times


21–25 March
Circa One
Tues – Thurs 6.30pm, Fri – Sat 8pm
$30 – $55

Runtime: 60mins (no interval)


Download THE KING OF TAKING A5 show programme here

Image by Gemma Tweedie