Thom Monckton

CANCELLED: Only Bones v1.0

Due to Covid-19 restrictions this work-in-progress showing has been closed for the public. We can’t wait to see you again soon! Stay safe.

Some of you already know, the rest of you will discover it soon; Thom Monckton has an incredible ability to tell stories with his body. He is charming and present, and one is fascinated by the way in which he is in contact with his body and with his audience.

Whether he tells a love story with his toes, performs a conflict situation with his fingers, or has trouble getting his head straightened, you are blown back by how intense and interesting he is to look at.

‘Only Bones v1.0’ has already played at the prestigious London Mime Festival and had two successful runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

In a stage area centered around 1 m2, a humorous tale of the body’s possibilities for telling great stories is played out. On stage is an artist, a technician, a light, no words.

★★★★★ Broadway Baby – “His playful, hypnotising, deceptively simple part-clown-part-physical-theater act makes you forget how the human body is supposed to work”

★★★★★ Across The Arts – “Monckton’s ability to manipulate the smallest parts of the body, not just to do this expertly but while establishing a playful relationship with the audience, is mind-blowing”

“Only Bones” is a comic dogma performance developed by Thom Monckton and at the time of writing, counts four parallel versions, of which Thom Monckton’s v1.0 is the first suggestion of how a physical comedian and performer creates a universe using only simple lights and his body.

Supported by

Danish arts council Odense Municipality