London International Mime Festival

Various venues across London

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Event location:
Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street
When:Event passed!
It was on
Wed 10th Jan 2018 to
Sat 3rd Feb 2018

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Where:Various venues across London WC2A 2HT
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About the event

London International Mime Festival brings together the best contemporary visual theatre from around the world, at venues across the capital.

Kick-start the New Year with our selection of innovative physical and visual theatre from around the world, including three festival co-commissioned works from British companies: Arbonauts, Gandini Juggling and Vamos.

At The Peacock, Jakop Ahlbom’s five star Horror team returns with another movie-inspired masterpiece, Lebensraum, while at the Barbican two large-scale shows from Belgium see the return of 2015 Olivier Award winners, Peeping Tom, and the UK premiere of epic and extraordinary Toneelhuis/FC Bergman. Elsewhere there’s exquisite object and mechanical theatre from France, 19th century stage magic from Finland, a heartwarming Mexican wedding and, as always, breathtaking new circus-theatre at the start of the year in which we celebrate the 250th anniversary of this artform, pioneered by Phillip Astley in London in 1768.

All this plus a rarely-seen silent movie classic with live piano accompaniment, discussions, and workshops in puppetry and physical/visual theatre led by internationally-renowned professionals.

For people who are deaf or hearing-impaired most shows have a strong visual narrative with little or no use of speech except L’Insolite Mécanique (a text will be available) and Peeping Tom, which has a BSL interpreted performance on 26 January.

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