This month, London’s festival of contemporary visual theatre will return with a line-up of original, breath-taking, wacky and unusual productions.
This year’s London International Mime Festival will see ten overseas companies join eight British groups presenting their World, UK or London premieres, including LIMF co-commissioned productions from the awe-inspiring Ockham’s Razor, the wonderfully challenging Thick & Tight, masked maestros Vamos Theatre and Told by an Idiot.
Belgium’s Peeping Tom and Kiss & Cry Collective will return with new shows; and there will be exquisite puppetry from New York and France, as well as London’s String Theatre, on its unique Puppet Theatre Barge. The programme will also include a triple-bill of silent movie classics with live jazz accompaniment, and a hilarious and deeply moving homage to the life of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel at the iconic Wilton’s Music Hall.
This year’s quirky highlights will include dancing hands, intricate sets and an eclectic soundtrack in Kiss & Cry Collective’s Cold Blood; and micro-physical comedy from Trygve Wakenshaw. There will also be a wordless performance with a multidimensional paper set from Fleur Elise Noble, and unique puppeteer and one-man band combo La Pendue.
When: 8th January – 2nd February 2020
Where: At venues across London
£: Ticket prices vary, depending on the event
More info: mimelondon.com/festival