'The Pianist', at the London International Mime Festival
Poised, immaculate, and entirely focused on impressing his audience, an eager soloist presides over a spectacular concert catastrophe, a recital that never starts.
The Pianist is a solo, contemporary circus performance, centred on, in, under and around that most magnificent of instruments, the grand piano.
One of his country’s most accomplished young actors, New Zealander, Thomas Monckton, trained at the Lecoq School in Paris, the city he has made his home. The Pianist mixes highly skilled physical comedy with a refined contemporary circus-theatre attitude. Produced by Finland’s innovative Circo Aereo the show has toured extensively since its première in 2013, including a sold-out season at the most recent Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Created by Thomas Monckton and Sanna Silvennoinen
'An hour of immensely enjoyable entertainment'
'Utilises a range of circus techniques and physical animations in a seamless, plausible flow of absurdities. I’m sure this multi-talented clown could do almost anything'
The Circus Diaries
Age guidance: 5+
Wed - Fri 7.45pm, Sat 6pm, Sun 3pm
After-show discussion: Thu 15 Jan