London International Mime Festival 2019

Promotes and celebrates contemporary visual theatre.

Festival type: International, Mime

Region: London

Artistic director:Joseph Seelig and Helen Lannaghan

About the festival

UK artists are at the forefront of this year's programme of contemporary visual theatre.

Gandini Juggling with Alexander Whitley, and Gecko, make their main stage debuts at Sadler's Wells and Barbican theatres respectively.

Barely Methodical Troupe opens the festival with its latest acrobatic spectacular Shift at The Platform Theatre, Thick & Tight delight at the Lilian Baylis Studio.

Stan's Cafe makes a rare London appearance with The Capital, whilst Green Ginger explores the inner reaches of the human body in Intronauts, both at Jacksons Lane.

Theatre Re premieres its latest creation, Birth, a LIMF co-commission, at Shoreditch Town Hall.

The festival's international dimension includes companies from Belgium, Finland, France, New Zealand, Norway and Spain.

Debut participants include extraordinary performance artist, Olivier de Sagazan, ice puppeteers Théâtre de l'Entrouvert, and 2018 Total Theatre Award winners Focus & Chaliwaté with Backup.

Returning guests with new productions include Plexus Polaire, Thomas Monckton, Les Antliaclastes and Olivier Award winners Peeping Tom. Xavi Bobés brings his atmospheric salon performance for an audience of five, Things Easily Forgotten, back to the festival.

As ever a wide range of workshops, artists' talks and discussions complements the performance programme, which also features two classic silent films with live music at the Barbican Cinema.   


Starts:Wednesday 9 January 2019

Ends:Sunday 3 February 2019

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Contact details

Somerset House
South Wing
London WC2R 1LA

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