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 Auckland Arts Festival season and 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)
The Artist is most suitable for ages 7+
Created by Circo Aereo and Thom Monckton
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
Penny Ashton delivers a rollicking, romantic, musical journey through 15 gin-soaked characters told with song, dance and questionable personal hygiene. It’s Oliver! meets Blackadder with a saucy feminine twist. "Very very funny" RNZ