Show Information

Time: 12:25 - 13:25
Dates: 4 - 29 August (not 10, 15, 22) 
Venue: Assembly Roxy Central
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices:  Previews: £9
                      Weekend: £13 (£12)
                      Week: £11 (£10)


Imaginative, inventive, and immaculately performed. ★★★★★
— Broadway Baby


Circo Aereo and Thomas Monckton


A masterclass in clowning ★★★★
— The Scotsman

The Pianist is a solo comic contemporary circus piece by Thomas Monckton and Circo Aereo. The show is centred 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 a spectacularly amusing catastrophe. To salvage his somewhat unsalvageable dignity, the pianist draws on his imagination and comes up with some rib-tickling and absurd results.

This is non-verbal physical theatre at its best. Succeeding on multiple levels, Monckton melds mime, clowning, circus and even magic to create a contemporary work that has huge appeal to audiences of all ages. ★★★★★
— Theatre Review