NAUTILUS: Photo credit Fraser Cameron

Trygve Wakenshaw

New Zealand

Physical Theatre / Mime


Mad, risqué and uniquely eccentric. Critically acclaimed, award-winning Gaulier-trained clown, Trygve Wakenshaw presents his beautifully strange stream-of-consciousness idiocy in three different shows. His hilarious and fun hit physical comedies KRAKEN, SQUIDBOY and NAUTILUS are consistently a sell out at festivals around the world.  

★★★★★ "Blissfully funny... a joyous excuse to embrace your childish side." Time Out

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Previous Shows

KRAKEN: Photo credit Tony Virgo

[[Show Duration:  
NAUTILUS - 75 minutes no interval
KRAKEN - 60 minutes no interval
SQUIDBOY - 60 minutes no interval
Audience Suitability: 12+
Stage Size: Min 8m wide x 4m deep / Height clearance of 3.5m
Venue Capacity: KRAKEN up to 200; SQUIDBOY and NAUTILUS up to 400
Touring Party: 3
Booking Contact: Belinda Murphy
NAUTILUS - 75 min (keine Pause)
KRAKEN - 60 min (keine Pause)
SQUIDBOY - 60 min (keine Pause)
Altersempfehlung: 12+
Bühnengröße: Min. 8 m Breite x 4 m Tiefe/Höhe 3.5 m
Geeignete Zuschauerzahl: KRAKEN bis 200; SQUIDBOY und NAUTILUS bis 400
Anzahl Personen auf Tournee: 3
Kontakt für Informationen und Buchung: Wolfgang Hoffmann]]

★★★★★ "Sweet, daring and unmissable." Edinburgh Festivals Magazine

"Universally enchanting, enticing and enriching. Wakenshaw’s physicality is perfect."

New Zealand born Trygve (pronounced Trig-vee) is a physical comedy performer who studied at Ecole Philippe Gaulier, the prestigious Paris clown school with alumni including Sasha Baron-Cohen and Emma Thompson. Wakenshaw’s unique style combines mime, physical theatre and cheeky idiocy.

Fred Award | Best Show New Zealand Comedy Festival 2014
Underbelly Award | Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014
Mervyn Stutter's Spirit of the Fringe Award | Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2014
Adelaide Fringe – Best Comedy 2015;
Perth Fringe – Best Comedy 2015.
Best International Act – Busan International Comedy Festival 2016

[[Upcoming Shows///demnächst]]


7 May: Folkwang Theaterzentrum, Bochum, Germany
5 June: Bar jeder Vernunft, Berlin, Germany