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Tai Kwun Circus Plays: Only Bones v1.0Tai Kwun - Centre for Heritage and Arts

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Light Design
2022-12-23 , 12-26 ( 8:00 PM )
2022-12-24 ~ 12-27 ( 3:00 PM )
HKD 220

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 Thom 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, Thom 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 )

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

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


- 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.
- According to the latest Prevention & Control of Disease Regulation announced by the HKSAR Government, all visitors must use the LeaveHomeSafe mobile app before entering Tai Kwun premises.

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Production UnitKallo Collective
Created and Performed byThomas Monckton
Light DesignGemma Tweedie
Music and SoundTuomas Norvio