When: 9th January – 3rd February 2019
Where: At venues across London
£: Ticket prices vary, depending on the event
What is it?
London International Mime Festival 2019 takes place from Wednesday 9th January to Sunday 3rd February, at venues across the capital. The festival is a unique event in the theatre calendar, a once a year chance to see the best and newest contemporary visual theatre that embraces cutting edge circus-theatre, juggling, puppetry, live art, mime and physical theatre.
UK artists will be at the festival forefront in 2019. Barely Methodical Troupe will open the festival with its latest acrobatic spectacular Shift at the Platform Theatre. Gandini Juggling with Alexander Whitley, will make their debut at Sadler’s Wells, while Gecko will make its main stage debut at the Barbican. Thick & Tight will aim to delight at the Lilian Baylis Studio, Stan’s Cafe will make a rare London appearance with The Capital, whilst Green Ginger will explore the inner reaches of the human body in Intronauts. Finally, Theatre Re will premiere its latest creation, Birth, a LIMF co-commission, at Shoreditch Town Hall.
The festival’s international dimension brings companies from Belgium, Finland, France, New Zealand, Norway and Spain. Debut participants will include performance artist, Olivier de Sagazan, ice puppeteers Théâtre de l’Entrouvert, and 2018 Total Theatre Award winners Focus/Chaliwaté with Backup. Companies returning with new productions will include Plexus Polaire, Thomas Monckton, Les Antliaclastes and Olivier Award winners Peeping Tom. Xavier Bobés also brings Things Easily Forgotten back to the festival, his atmospheric salon performance for an audience of five.
There will also be a wide range of workshops, artists’ talks and discussions at this year’s festival, as well as two classic silent films with live music at the Barbican Cinema: Buster Keaton’s The General and Victor Sjöström’s He Who Gets Slapped.
More info: mimelondon.com