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.