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The Pianist: A Concert Catastrophe

Thomas Monckton (New Zealand)/Circo Aereo (Finland)
YORK THEATRE | 639 COMMERCIAL DR. | [map link]

OCT 25 – NOV 6, 2016

York Theatre

Child tickets just $20! *18 and under

Family Packs available! 4 premium tickets for just $120! *A Family Pack includes 2 adult + 2 child tickets (Sec A)

Classical clowning mixed with contemporary circus produces a catastrophic comedy centered on, in, under, and around the grand piano. At the peak of high society entertainment sits The Pianist. Impeccable, he glides through life without a foot out of step. He is, in a word: perfection. Or at least that’s what he thinks…

THE DRAW: “★★★★★ Melds mime, clowning, circus, and even magic to create a contemporary work that has huge appeal to audiences of all ages” — Theatreview.org

★★★★★ It would be no exaggeration to declare Thomas Monckton nothing short of a genius… Imaginative, inventive, and immaculately performed, this is clowning at its best.” – Broadway Baby

“IRRESISTIBLE…you should see it for yourself. And bring the whole family, because The Pianist will make everyone laugh” – Kathleen Oliver, The Georgia Straight

“ENCHANTING… Monckton’s pianist is part magician, part puppeteer, part clown, part circus performer, part musician and part dancer” – Sarah Higgins, Prism Magazine

Classy, ridiculous, and filled with joyful giggles and guffaws” — David C. Jones, Vancouver Presents

A non-verbal non-stop gigglefest that showcases his amazing physical dexterity” — Jerry Wasserman, Vancouverplays

There are not too many shows that all ages and languages can enjoy. This is one of them. If you like to have fun and laugh, come see The Pianist” — Jim Macdonald, Review Vancouver

Sensational, brilliant, absolutely amazing” – Taranaki Daily News

Something special… his ability to hold our attention and make us laugh is a master class in clowning.” – The Scotsman

Oct 25, 7PM: Opening Night
Oct 26 – 28 & Nov 1 – 5: 7PM
Oct 29 – 30 & Nov 6: 2PM

Artist Talkback:
Oct 26, Nov 1: 7PM
Oct 29: 2PM

Running time:
55 minutes, no intermission

Sponsors and Funders:

15/16 Sponsors

Direction & Planning: Thomas Monckton & Sanna Silvennoinen
Lighting Design: Juho Rahijärvi
Sound Design: Tuomas Norvio
Costume Design: Kati Mantere
Stage Manager: Anna Hunscott
Technical Director: Ian Dixon-Wilkinson

The Pianist is represented by Aurora Nova and Boat Rocker Entertainment

What People are Saying

I am not usually drawn to catastrophes, but this t...

I am not usually drawn to catastrophes, but this title is one I want to explore. Besides, The Cultch has never failed to provide a good show, good people to mingle with, and a warm place to be.

-- Karl Burdak
I recommend to all in need of a good carefree laug...

I recommend to all in need of a good carefree laugh. 🙂

-- Crowie
I have not laughed this hard in memory. Thomas tru...

I have not laughed this hard in memory. Thomas truly tickled my funny bone!

-- Sequoia Thom

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