Fleur Elise Noble: ROOMAN

London International Mime Festival

A figure that is half-man, half-kangaroo is standing in a boat with Fleur Elise Nobel's unnamed character. They look like figures in a pop-up book, against a paper painted backdrop and vivid blue colour in the water. Their shadows are prevalent against the paper backdrop.

Like an immersive pop-up book or graphic novel coming to life, ROOMAN is a rich tapestry of puppetry, projection, animation, dance, music and sound.

A young woman only finds relief from the surroundings of her monotonous, monochrome existence when she meets a kangaroo man in her dreams. Obsessed by his colourful, wondrous and limitless universe, she pursues a dangerous path to spend more time with him. Soon she must make a choice: to give up or to wake up.

With the atmosphere of fantastical film noir, this innovative show matches wordless performance with a multidimensional paper set to tell a heart-warming story about falling in love with a fantasy. From Australia, artist Fleur Elise Noble is the maker of all things visual and has spent seven years creating the universe of Rooman, who she originally encountered in her own dreams.

1 hour, no interval
Age guidance 7+

Post-show talk, Thu 16 Jan
Free to same-day ticket holders

Presented by the Barbican in association with London International Mime Festival.

Supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Arts SA, Arts Queensland and Windmill Theatre.

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Reviews

‘A dark, whimsical style of visual theatre … will fire the imagination of older children and adults alike‘

The Pit