Shows Jonno has made and performed in:

The Accident

The Spy

Jolly Roger

Cactus - the seduction...

Uber Alice - the elaborate adventures of a New Zealand manicurist...



Shows Jonno has directed:

Manners for Men

The Sputniks

Bye Bye Bombay

Bury Your Goldfish

In God's Bedroom

Prime Angus Buttock

Australia Do you Love me?

Red Banana Passionfruit

The Nose


CACTUS - the seduction...

CACTUS is a unique physically devised solo show which treads the line of comedy, theatre and performance art. Three characters walk through a desert encountering their dreams, flash-backs and fantasies. It has been selling out in Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Victoria & Vancouver. It has won the Patron’s Pick award in Toronto and the Georgia Straight Pick of the Fringe in Vancouver. This is highly original, hilarious, absurd theatre performed with manic comic zap and light abandon. It is an explosion of imagination. a physically devised cross between theatre and stand-up comedy, a stream-of-conscious tale about Phil who is searching for love in a desert. Phil alternates between reality, walking through the desert with 2 weird characters, and fantasy where he talks directly to the audience spinning yarns and leaving them in hysterics. It has a Mobius-strip storyline (yeah I had to look it up too) as it saunters between character comedy, stand-up and physical mania.

( previously
Sex, Violence & The Meaning of Life)
- the elaborate adventures of a New Zealand manicurist...

directed by Walker Lewis

World reknowned theatre practitioner, Phil - from New Zealand, has been coaxed out of a pre-early retirement to bring to you, the masses, this celebration of life, joy and flour. Phil takes the audience through the emotional, spiritual and physical roller-coaster that was the life of Emily, sorry Alice Winkins as adapted from her autobiography Tantalising Confusion. The theatrical event that the whole world has been waiting for with mass-baited (don't pronounce too fast) breath.

Join Emily's, sorry Alice's, adventures from her humble beginnings as a manicurist in New Zealand. Be amazed at how she escapes from a sinking ship, handcuffed to a pole with screaming sheep all around her. Feel her emotions as she falls in love with a mysterious man in Holywood and be seduced by their night of flaming passion. Meet Barry and Thomas and find out what evil plans they have in store for Emily. And what does Emily's Spirit Guide have to do with it all? Twists? This adventure's ending has been described as a corkscrew bent out of shape.

"I pissed myself' Tina aged