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Thom Monckton

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.

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.

The King requests wrapped gifts from his subjects (you). Gifts can be old or new and will feature on stage. 


NZSL Interpreted Performance

There will be a New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Interpreted performance of King of Taking on Wednesday 26th of October, featuring a trained interpreter from Platform Interpreting New Zealand.

To book reserved seats close to the front of the stage for a good view of the interpreter, email or call the Theatre Royal Box Office on 03 548 3840.


Created & performed by Thom Monckton and Kallo Collective 

Produced by A Mulled Whine Productions 

In collaboration with

Tue 25 Oct + Wed 26 Oct | 6.30 pm

55 min
Pay What You Can (PWYC)

Plus service fee 

Content warning: Haze

Ages 7+

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