PLEASE NOTE: This show was originally scheduled for November 2021 and is now cancelled. If you had tickets to those dates we'll be in touch with you directly. Read more about the impact of Alert Level changes here.
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