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Only Bones Project (New Zealand)


1 Sep 2018 - 30 Apr 2021

Short Synopsis

Only Bones is an award-winning new production by New Zealanders Thomas Monckton and Gemma Tweedie, and Finland’s Kallo Collective.

Monckton’s stage is one metre square. There’s a chair, a lamp and a circle painted on the floor. With its quirky, low-tech aesthetic and using just his bendy, bickering, wiggling hands and seemingly uncontrollable face, Monckton creates an exquisite piece of micro-physical theatre unlike anything you’ve seen. A hypnotic show about a lot, using very little.

Only Bones made it's debut as a demo piece in New Zealand Finge in 2015 before taking it to the Avignon and Edinburgh fringe festivals in 2016 where it played to sold-out houses and has continued to tour internationally to more than 13 different countries. 

“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) ★★★★★

Reviews Feature

"A meticulously choreographed piece of art. Excellently executed and magically mesmerising."  ★★★★★

Everything Theatre

Composed By
Tuomas Norvio
Directed By
Thom Monckton
Designed By
Gemma Tweedie
Availability Status
Available at short notice


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