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London International Mime Festival – 9th January to 6th February 2016

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London International Mime Festival has a long and distinguished history since it  was created in 1977. It was founded by  Joseph Seelig and mime/clown, Nola Rae to showcase the work of British visual theatre artists, many better known abroad than in their own country.

The Festival programme spans the spectrum of wordless performance including live art, physical theatre, new circus, puppetry and object theatre. LIMF’16, now entering its 40th year of innovative and contemporary Mime, the festival offers 29 days of epic, physical and visual theatre, films, workshops and discussions.

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Some highlights of the programme include Complicite original members, Jos Houben and Marcello Magni, in their new show, Marcel produced by the famous Théâtre Bouffes du Nord theatre in Paris.

Circus and contemporary dance collide with dizzying effect in Yoann Bourgeois’ He Who Falls, and spectacular acrobatics meet opera in Circa’s The Return.  Other festival debutants include Belgium’s Alexander Vantournhout, Stereoptik from France, and Britain’s The Wrong Crowd with its delightful tale about a handmade kite that comes to life.

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There’s a mini-season of micro-theatre with Catalan artists at Tate Modern and Southbank Centre, and magical marionettism from Figurentheater Tubingen at the Barbican. UK contemporary circus leader, Ockham’s Razor, premieres its most ambitious creation yet; mask theatre fans get world class fare with Vamos and Familie Floez, while Jakop Ahlbom’s large-scale horror movie hommage guarantees white knuckles and laughter at The Peacock.

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Seventeen of the eighteen productions will be UK or London premieres; Jos Houben’s The Art of Laughter returns by popular demand.

Programme

Mon 11 Jan

HOUBEN/MAGNI

Shaw

Thu 14 Jan

OCKHAM’S RAZOR 1

Platform Theatre

Sat 16 Jan

AL SEED

Jacksons Lane

Wed 20 Jan

BABAFISH

Barbican

Thu 21 Jan

OCKHAM’S RAZOR 2

Platform Theatre

Sat 23 Jan

ALEXANDER VANTOURNHOUT

Jacksons Lane

Mon 25 Jan

JAKOP AHLBOM COMPANY   

The Peacock

Wed 27 Jan

STEREOPTIK        

Barbican

Thu 28 Jan

CIRCA

Barbican

Fri 29 Jan

FAMILIE FLOEZ

The Peacock

Sat 30 Jan after 2pm show

THE WRONG CROWD 1

Soho Theatre

Sat 30 Jan

VAMOS THEATRE  

Jacksons Lane

Wed 3 Feb

FIGURENTHEATER TÜBINGEN

Barbican

Thu 4 Feb

COMPAGNIE YOANN BOURGEOIS

Barbican

Fri 5 Feb

SVALBARD

Jacksons Lane

Sat 6 Feb after 2pm show

THE WRONG CROWD 2

Soho Theatre

If you would like further information or book tickets, visit the LIMF website here

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