Explore the universe in this intimate and mesmerising physical comedy voyage. Join a jelly-like performer as they pluck creatures from evolutionary history and push the boundaries of physics all within 1 metre squared. Only Bones – Daniel Nodder spans the universe from the Big Bang to the invention of fire to a primordial hand ballet with upbeat jazz. You’ll witness the ordinary become extraordinary and the strange become familiar. You’ll see limbs bend in ways you never thought possible, and you’ll never be able to look at your knees the same way again. 

Only Bones – Daniel Nodder contains silly physical theatre met with captivating design and soundscapes. Daniel utilises every part of their elastic body from teeth to toes, accompanied by a playful lightbulb that seems to have a mind of its own. This performance is a visually stunning and joyous experience. 

This eleventh iteration of The Only Bones Project, created by renowned circus performer Thom Monckton, adheres to a simple set of rules: no text, no set, no props, no narrative, only one light, and confined within one square meter. It's a challenge that Daniel conquers with skill and grace.

Premiering in Wellington, New Zealand, during the 2023 New Zealand Fringe Festival, Only Bones – Daniel Nodder received numerous awards, including Outstanding Solo Performance and Judge's Pick. Now, Daniel is excited to share the magic of Only Bones with audiences in Tāmaki, spreading the joy, silliness, and intimacy of physical theatre to new admirers.

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 08 May 2024