The King of Taking

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

$25 - $42 (service fee may apply)
60 minutes
Fri 11 - Sat 12 November
Fri 11 Nov, 9pm - 10pm
Sat 12 Nov, 9pm - 10pm

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, Only Bones v1.0), The King of Taking boasts circus, mime, and a whole lot of velvet. 

Two performances only following performances at Dunedin and Nelson Arts Festivals - you can be among the very first loyal subjects of this royally riotous new show.

The King requests some wrapped gifts from his 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

Created by Thom Monckton

Set & Costume Design // Gemma Tweedie        

Light Design // Lucas Neal

Costume Build // Victoria Gridley                     

Set Build // Lucas Neal & Victoria Gridley

Sound Design // Amanda Maclean                     

Sound Build // Oliver Devlin & Niamh Campbell-Ward

Technical Operation // Lucas Neal & Niamh Campbell-Ward

Environmental Consultant // Heleen de Boever

Producer // Eleanor Strathern, A Mulled Whine Productions

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