London International Mime Festival 2019
London theatre news: Tuesday 16 October 2018
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The London International Mime festival for next year now has a live website with lots on offer at 7 venues across the captial from 9 January to 3 Feb 2019.
Image courtesy London International Mime Festival
Back for 2019, the London International Mime Festival spreads its offerings across 7 venues to give you the chance to see the very best and newest of contemporary visual theatre.
The festival embraces circus, physical theatre and comedy, juggling, object manipulation, live art and some shows that weave together film and theatre.
For its 2019 incarnation, British artists at the forefront of the programme, with main stage debuts for Gandini Juggling, with Alexander Whitley, at Sadler's Wells and Gecko at the Barbican, plus a festival co-commission for Theatre Re's latest show, Birth, at Shoreditch Town Hall.
Barely Methodical Troupe's Shift (pictured above © Chris Nash) opens the festival at The Platform Theatre, whilst Thick & Tight delight at the Lilian Baylis Studio.
Stan's Cafe makes a rare London appearance with The Capital and Green Ginger explores the inner reaches of the human body in Intronauts, both at Jacksons Lane.
LIMF also an an international dimension which this year 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 at Jacksons Lane.
If some of those have whetted your appetite, here are the booking opening dates for the venues where the festival is taking place:
MON 15 OCT: JACKSONS LANE, SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL, SADLER'S WELLS
FRI 19 OCT: SOUTHBANK CENTRE
FRI 26 OCT: BARBICAN
WED 31 OCT: THE PLATFORM THEATRE
MON 5 NOV: LILIAN BAYLIS STUDIO
And the full line-up of shows can be found in detail on the festival's newly-live website.
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