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★★★★★ ...an hour of immensely enjoyable entertainment.
— broadwaybaby.com

A comic solo performance by Thomas Monckton

At the peak of high society entertainment sits The Pianist‘s pianist. Impeccable in every aspect he glides graciously through life never placing a foot out of step. He is, in a word: perfection. Or at least… that’s what he thinks.

The Pianist is a solo comic contemporary circus piece by Thomas Monckton (Moving Stationery) and Circo Aereo (Finland). The show is centered on, in, under, and around one of the most magnificent of all musical instruments, the grand piano. Accompanying this elegant apparatus is the poised pianist himself. Only he is so focused on impressing everyone that before he realises it, his show has transformed from the highbrow concert he hoped for into the spectacularly amusing catastrophe that is The Pianist. To salvage his somewhat unsalvageable dignity the pianist draws on his imagination and comes up with some rib-tickling and absurd results.

The Pianist mixes classical clowning with contemporary circus to produce a charming piece of comedy about the lure of luxury.