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Vanishing Point: Interiors

London International Mime Festival

Mysteries unfurl beyond the stage in this hypnotic and powerfully intense drama from one of Scotland’s foremost theatre companies.

Behind a window, in a cosy room, a group of friends gather for a meal. The lamps are on, everyone is happy. Talk begins and stories unfold around the table. There is laughing, flirting, joking, eating and dancing. But sadness soon threads its way through the occasion, secrets emerge and lies are exposed. Outside someone is watching.

Vanishing Point are celebrated for their distinctive and visionary work. This internationally acclaimed production is inspired by Nobel Prize winner Maurice Maeterlinck’s classic play, Interior.

Running time: 1 hour 20 mins, no interval

Age guidance: 12+

Fri 4 Feb, 7.45pm
BSL-interpreted performance by Jacqui Beckford
Post-show talk facilitated by Andy Lavender (free to same day ticket holders)

Presented by the Barbican in association with LIMF

Supported by Beacon Arts Centre (Greenock)

Originally a co-production with Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, Mercadante Teatro Stabile di Napoli and Traverse Theatre in association with Lyric Hammersmith and Tron Theatre

Photography by Tim Morozzo


‘A beguiling piece of theatre that is sad, funny and heartbreakingly humane.‘
The Guardian
‘One of the most remarkable pieces of drama to emerge from these climes for an age, and which is in turns hilarious, mesmeric and heartrendingly poignant.‘
The Herald
‘Mesmerising and reminiscent of Chekhov’s short stories at their best.‘

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