The King of Taking
Presented by A Mulled Whine Productions & Kallo Collective
Roll out the royal red carpet! One is cordially invited to the Australian premiere of Thom Monckton’s newest physical comedy.
Allergic to normal flooring, a childish and petulant King can only walk on red carpet - and cannot move without an effective fanfare. You are hereby summoned to the royal grounds where this King callously barrels towards his own destruction.
A brand-new show from acclaimed physical comedy performer Thom Monckton (The Pianist), The King of Taking boasts circus, mime, and a whole lot of velvet.
Following rollicking performances across New Zealand - you will be among the very first loyal Australian subjects of this royally riotous new show.
Tickets available through HSTBO the Holden Street Theatres Box Office and adelaidefringe.com.au
Previous Praise for The King of Taking
“It’s fun. It’s really, really fun. We’re comfortable, we’re in stitches, this guy is great.” - Art Murmurs
"Masterful miming and a theatre full of laughter" - Theatreview
"played to perfection [with] many impressive acrobatic feats, body contortions, and tableaux poses ... The King of Taking is incredible" - Theatre Scenes
"Electric, Monty Python-esque, hilarious” – Art Murmurs
Thom Monckton was born in rural Patea, South Taranaki in New Zealand. He trained for two years at the Christchurch circus school CircoArts and two years at the physical theatre school Lecoq in Paris. He now splits his time between Finland and New Zealand. Previous works The Artist, The Pianist, Only Bones v1.0, and Moving Stationery have received many accolades and riotous applause:
Most Outstanding Performer – Wellington Theatre Awards, 2021
Best in Fringe – New Zealand Fringe Festival, 2019
Best in Fringe – Auckland Fringe Festival, 2019
Total Theatre Award for Best Circus Show – Edinburgh Fringe, 2014
Grant Tilly Award for Actor of the Year – Wellington Theatre Awards, 2012
Best in Fringe – New Zealand Fringe Festival, 2012
Best Theatre – New Zealand Fringe Festival, 2012
Monckton is a master in the art of laughter with his timeless works touring for years at a time across the world. Be among the very first to catch his brand-new comedy The King of Taking
The King of Taking
by Thom Monckton
Performed by Thom Monckton
with Tess Sullivan
Set & Costume Design – Gemma Tweedie
Light Design – Lucas Neal
Sound Design – Amanda Maclean
Technical Operation – Niamh Campbell-Ward
Set Build – Lucas Neal
Costume Build – Victoria Gridley
Sound Build – Oliver Devlin & Niamh Campbell-Ward
Environmental Consultant – Heleen de Boever
Produced by Eleanor Strathern & Thom Monckton
Genre: Theatre & Physical Theatre
Duration: 60 min
Season: Fringe 2023
Dates: 14 Feb - 5 Mar
14 -15 Feb @ 6:00pm (Previews)
15 Feb @ 2:00pm (Previews)
16 Feb @ 6:00pm (Official Opening Night)
17-19 Feb @ 6:00pm
21-26 Feb, 28 Feb @ 7:30pm
26 Feb @ 1:00pm
1-4 Mar @ 9.00pm
4-5 Mar @ 4:30pm
General Admission: $34.00
Group (6+): $32.00
Fringe Member: $17.00
BankSA Cardholder: $25.50
Companion Card holders welcome.
Venue: The Studio
32-34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh
FREE PARKING AVAILABLE
HST are making every effort to make our performances accessible to all patrons. Accessible seating is available in The Studio.
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OUR COVID PLAN
HST is incredibly excited to present a safe and secure experience at the theatre. To ensure public safety we encourage social distancing and good hygiene practices. As and when restrictions are implemented by SA Health we will follow those guidelines. Only attend the event if you are feeling well, and If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please ensure you appropriate measures until you recover.
If you are unable to attend your event please call 8225 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your ticketing options.
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