Tai Kwun Circus Plays 2022

Only Bones v1.0

Tai Kwun Circus Plays 2022

Lunchtime Circus Playground

Circus Camp for Professionals

LIFE Event No. 2

New Boom in Circus

Rock It! Unicycle

Circus Playground

Only Bones v1.0

Ho! Ho! Ho! Monkey King is Coming to Town

PLI

Ting-koo-ki Mad Skills Battle

Date & Time

23 - 27 Dec, 2022 3pm - 4pm (24-27.12.2022)
8pm - 9pm (23, 26.12.2022)

Location

JC Cube

Price

$220 per person

General

Sold-Out Show in the Edinburgh Fringe
This Christmas - Only Bones - Burst You into Laughter

Only Bones v1.0, the award-winning solo show created by New Zealand physical theatre and mime artist Thomas Monckton and Parisian school Lecoq LEM graduate Gemma Tweedie, comes to Tai Kwun to deliver to audiences a joyful Christmas.

Only Bones v1.0 uses a contemporary approach to clowning and tells a dramatic story by involving only one light, one chair, one performer, no text, and a mini stage area of 1.2 metres. While playing with low-tech aesthetic, Thomas manipulates different tiny parts of his body to create a detailed set of physical movements beyond any audience’s imagination. The funny and quirky moments will surprise audiences of all ages, filling them with laughter! Grab your ticket to the show now, before all the tickets gone!

“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” (The List)

 “A glorious salute to one man’s remarkable physicality” (The Herald Scotland)

 “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)

Awards

  • Best of Fringe, 2019 New Zealand Fringe
  • Best of Fringe, 2019 Auckland Fringe
  • Best in Physical Theatre, New Zealand Fringe 2015

Nominations

  • Total Theatre Award for Physical Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe 2016
  • Stand Out Performer, New Zealand Fringe 2015
  • Innovation, New Zealand Fringe 2015

Creative Team
Produced by: Kallo Collective
Created and Performed by: Thomas Monckton
Light Design: Gemma Tweedie
Music and Sound: Tuomas Norvio

Remarks:
- Approximately 45 mins without intermission
- No latecomers will be admitted
- Recommended for ages 6 and above
- Limited offer for all discount types
- Tai Kwun reserves the right to assign seats
- Programmes are subject to change without prior notice. Tai Kwun reserves the right to make the final decision regarding the arrangements.
- The events will adhere to the latest health and safety regulations and enforce social distancing measures.


Ticketing

Tickets | $220

Tickets available at art-mate.net 

Discounts (Limited Offers)

  1. 40% off for full-time students, senior citizens aged 60 or above, and people with disabilities and the minders
  2. “Circus Boom” Package: $300 (1 adult ticket for Only Bones v1.0 and New Boom in Circus )
  3. Family Package: $500 (2 adults and 1 full-time student tickets)

About the Company

Kallo Collective is a physical theatre and contemporary circus company, producing high quality non-text based and tour-friendly shows that appeal to a wide audience. The company performs internationally with bases in Finland, France and New Zealand.

The founding members all studied together at the physical theatre school of Jacques Lecoq in Paris and all members have a background in circus training.


Biography

Thomas Monckton
Gemma Tweedie

Gemma and Thom both studied at the prestigious physical theatre school of Jacques Lecoq in Paris at different times and in different areas of the curriculum. Combining Gemma’s fine arts background with Thom’s performance and circus background they have been producing experimental works in Paris and New Zealand, winning the Best Physical Theatre Award at the 2015 New Zealand Fringe for their demos of Chameleon and Only Bones.

Gemma and Thom both studied at the prestigious physical theatre school of Jacques Lecoq in Paris at different times and in different areas of the curriculum. Combining Gemma’s fine arts background with Thom’s performance and circus background they have been producing experimental works in Paris and New Zealand, winning the Best Physical Theatre Award at the 2015 New Zealand Fringe for their demos of Chameleon and Only Bones.