London International Mime Festival 2020
Now in its 44th year, Mime Festival returns to the Barbican with four captivating theatre shows and a event in the cinema, spanning the spectrum of contemporary visual performance.
London International Mime Festival: Cold Blood
Dancing hands star in elaborate miniature sets, the action filmed live to become epic on a big screen. See an ingenious show animated before your eyes – ‘a total theatrical treat’ (Times).
London International Mime Festival: Child (Kind)
Between dance and physical theatre, Peeping Tom’s shows astonish audiences with unsettling imagery, humour and phenomenal choreography that defies logic. This one explores perceptions of childhood.
London International Mime Festival: Chimpanzee
In this extraordinary and heartbreaking puppet play, a life-sized chimpanzee escapes the despair of her captive existence by piecing together memories of her childhood in a human home.
The Slapstick Home + live accompaniment by Guildhall School
This programme presents a trio of superlative American slapstick comedies of the 1910s and 20s all revolving around the home.
London International Mime Festival: ROOMAN
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.