• 07 Sep 2019 19:00
  • 08 Sep 2019 16:00

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Circo Aereo & Thom Monckton

The Artist is a solo physical theatre and contemporary circus show by award-winning Thom Monckton and Circo Aereo, directed by Sanna Silvennoinen. It follows the success of their previous collaboration, The Pianist, which has been a smash hit with critics and audiences around the world.

The Artist tries to begin his creation process, but the inspiration is lost. The focus strays, the blank canvas terrifies, and the tools have been lost to the bowels of the atelier. The Artist is a show combining hilarious clowning and physical theatre about the rough graft of an artist.

Thom Monckton is a circus artist born in New Zealand. His debut full-length solo show Moving Stationery has received awards including Best Theatre, the coveted Best of Fringe Award at the New Zealand Fringe Festival 2012 and Best Male Performer at the Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards the same year.

Circo Aereo is an international contemporary circus group from Finland. Currently one of the most active Finnish groups in terms of performing abroad, Circo Aereo is among the flagships of Finnish cultural exports. Sanna Silvennoinen is one of the artistic directors of the group. Their previous collaboration, The Pianist, has been a ticket-selling hit with sold-out shows in many theatres and festivals across the world, including London International Mime Festival. The Pianist was a Total Theatre Award nominee in Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014 and has been performed in front of the Finnish President and The Queen of Holland. Since 2013, The Pianist has been performed more than 300 times in four continents.

“Thomas Monckton is a comic genius.”
The Dominion Post, New Zealand

“It is always enjoyable to witness a perfect performance”
Helsingin Sanomat, Finland

“His ability to hold our attention and make us laugh is a masterclass in clowning.”

“Thomas Monckton is a performer to behold. His show is a feast I would love to devour again and again.”
Theatreview New Zealand

The Artist: Thom Monckton

Director: Sanna Silvennoinen

Lighting design: Juho Rahijärvi

Music: Tuomas Norvio, Atte Kantonen, Mikko Perkola

Sound design: Tuomas Norvio, Atte Kantonen

Costume design: Kati Mantere

Set design: Mantere, Hämäläinen, Rahijärvi

Paintings: Thom Monckton

Consultant of visual arts: Eveliina Hämäläinen

Production: Circo Aereo, Ateneum-Hall, Helsinki Festival


About The Artist
Created by Thom Monckton and Circo Aereo, The Artist is a physical comedy based in a painters atelier. Trying to fabricate inspiration, The Artist blunders unceremoniously into numerous sidetracks and bonkers scenarios which expose the creative process as being simultaneously more and less than what you might expect!

About Thom
Thom Monckton is a performer, director, and teacher of physical based performance originally from a tiny town in the north island of New Zealand, now based in Helsinki. His most common pastime is looking for the thing he put down while looking for the thing he put down. Thom has performed in approximately 28 different countries, and you would think that would contribute to some ability with languages. Apparently it doesn't.

About the company
Founded in 1996 Circo Aereo has created 30+ contemporary circus performances and toured in over 40 countries. Company holds base in Finland and France and collaborates frequently with musicians, dancers, visual artists and other circus companies. Sanna Silvennoinen is one of the three artistics leaders of the company, together with Maksim Komaro and Jani Nuutinen.

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