Trygve Wakenshaw: Nautilus

23–27 January

Magical, zany, silent sketch comedy
Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent
Hyde Park North
Entry via Central Ave Walkway

23, 24 & 26 January at 5.15PM
27 January at 3PM

75 mins
Priority $46
+ booking fee

New Zealand


Magical and beautifully strange stream-of-consciousness idiocy from the award-winning and internationally acclaimed clown, Trygve Wakenshaw (pronounced ‘trig-vee’).

The mime artist’s eccentric, loose-limbed and family-friendly silent comedy adeptly swings from a chicken crossing the road (and wondering why) to a quick-draw spaghetti western via fabulous Broadway show tunes and a bevy of rebellious farmyard animals fighting against being dinner.

A 75-minute whirl of richly storied, high-energy mime, Nautilus is Wakenshaw’s third and final instalment in his Underwater Trilogy, following the hit physical comedies Kraken and Squidboy.

A trained clown from École Philippe Gaulier in Paris, Wakenshaw’s mime practice has evolved from free-flowing fantasia about a boy who thinks he’s a squid to more narrative-driven shapeshifting, marrying technical skill with a tale inspired by veganism.

Note: Lockout period applies.

Licensed venue: under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Photo: Fraser Cameron

The new king of silent comedy
The Guardian
Related Events
Trending right now
Nearby Festival Feasts

Create an account

Forgot Password

Forgotten your password?

Enter your email below to have your password sent to the address




Update Your Planner




Please Select Performances

(To download all performances, just click the "Download to Calendar" button without selecting anything)

  • January 23, 05:15 PM - 08:30 PM
    January 24, 05:15 PM - 08:30 PM
    January 26, 05:15 PM - 08:30 PM
    January 27, 03:00 PM - 04:15 PM
{{form.tinder_selected_previous.title}} {{form.tinder_selected.title}} {{form.tinder_selected_next.title}}