The Artist

An incredible feat of physical strength, skilled theatrics, and comedic storytelling. The Artist returns to Auckland for more spectacle and chaos!

$25 - $46 (service fee may apply)
60 minutes
Tue 8 - Sat 12 November
Tue 8 Nov, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Wed 9 Nov, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Thu 10 Nov, 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Fri 11 Nov, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Sat 12 Nov, 6:30pm - 7:30pm

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-spattered studio ready to create a new work. He waits for inspiration. When it finally comes, things don’t proceed quite as he would wish. For this artist, every task is filled with challenges – chaos is unavoidable.

The Artist returns to Auckland after a smash-hit 2021 Auckland Arts Festival season and two years of sell-out performances nationwide.

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

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

“His ability to hold our attention and make us laugh is a masterclass in clowning” – Scotsman (UK)


Created by Thom Monckton and Sanna Silvennoinen

Director // Sanna Silvennoinen

Lighting Design // Juho Rahijärvi    

Sound Design // Tuomas Norvio and Atte Kantonen

Costume Design // Kati Mantere    

Art Consultant // Eveliina Hämäläinen

Lighting Operation // Lucas Neal    

Sound Operation // Niamh Campbell-Ward

NZ Production // Eleanor Strathern, A Mulled Whine Productions

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