Neil Thornton

CIRCUS OF SHAME

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Comedian and local gay icon Neil D'Bear Thornton (seen on The Project and After Hours) invites you to a ring-side seat at the circus of his psyche. For your amusement and delight, he'll dive head first into the shallow pools of shame, both personal and cultural, swing on the flying trapeze of embarrassment, and walk the tightrope of self-revelation, all without a net. Expect death-defying feats of brutal honesty.  

"Thornton is just a master of the craft of comedy." – Theatreview

"A bold performer with intelligent material. Constantly amusing and thought-provoking." – Ruminator

“I laughed until I cried and nearly got thrown out for snorting into my beer.” – The Residents

"Thornton displays this using his absolute mastery of the craft, both in writing and performance" - The Speakeasy

Winner – Best Comedian 2020, Wellington Comedy Awards
Winner – Best Male Comedian 2020, Cartel Comedy Awards
Winner – Best Industry Helper 2018, 2019, & 2020, Wellington Comedy Awards 

Comedian and local gay icon Neil D'Bear Thornton (seen on The Project and After Hours) invites you to a ring-side seat at the circus of his psyche. For your amusement and delight, he'll dive head first into the shallow pools of shame, both personal and cultural, swing on the flying trapeze of embarrassment, and walk the tightrope of self-revelation, all without a net. Expect death-defying feats of brutal honesty.  

"Thornton is just a master of the craft of comedy." – Theatreview

"A bold performer with intelligent material. Constantly amusing and thought-provoking." – Ruminator

“I laughed until I cried and nearly got thrown out for snorting into my beer.” – The Residents

"Thornton displays this using his absolute mastery of the craft, both in writing and performance- The Speakeasy

Winner – Best Comedian 2020, Wellington Comedy Awards
Winner – Best Male Comedian 2020, Cartel Comedy Awards
Winner – Best Industry Helper 2018, 2019, & 2020, Wellington Comedy Awards 

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Ticket prices

Thu $20
Fri & Sat $22

*service fee may apply

Duration

1 hour.

No wheelchair access

Frequent coarse language
Adult themes

R18

Venue

Cavern Club

Ticket prices

Tue - Thu $20
Fri & Sat $25

*service fee may apply

Duration

1 hour.

No wheelchair access

Frequent coarse language
Adult themes

Strictly R18 venue

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