Part of 2017 London International Mime Festival
Only Bones is an award-winning new production by New Zealanders Thomas Monckton and Gemma Tweedie, and Finland’s Kallo Collective.
Monckton’s stage is one metre square. There’s a chair, a lamp and a circle painted on the floor.With its quirky, low-tech aesthetic and using just his bendy, bickering, wiggling hands and seemingly uncontrollable face, Monckton creates an exquisite piece of micro-physical theatre unlike anything you’ve seen. Ahypnotic show about a lot, using very little.
Born in New Zealand, Thomas Monckton trained in circus arts in Christchurch, and then at the Lecoq school in Paris. His solo show for CircoAereo, The Pianist, was a hit at LIMF 2015 and continues to tour worldwide. Now based in Finland where he is a member of the Kallo Collective, fellow Lecoq-graduates, he premiered Only Bones in New Zealand in 2015 before taking it to the Avignon and Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2016 where it played to sold-out houses.
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Running Time: 40 mins
Age Recommendation: 16+
‘The creativity that has been poured into this piece is beyond measure, it is enchanting, engaging and enthralling.’
★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
‘45 minutes of body-generated invention that will likely send you back out into the night with a spring in your step.’
‘A glorious salute to one man’s remarkable physicality.’
‘Monckton’s ability to manipulate the smallest parts of the body, not just to do this expertly well but while establishing a playful relationship with the audience, is mind-blowing.’
★★★★★ Across The Arts
‘Extraordinary inventiveness…limitless imagination.’
Theatre Review, NZ