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Stereoptik: Antechamber


Two figures stand facing each other, they look like they are made out of colourful and transparent material. A large hand reaches towards them.

Witness an animated film come to life as two brilliant visual artists create a transformative love-story live on stage through sketching, painting and film.  

Imagination knows no bounds in this remarkable love-letter to the creative process. Antechamber is the start of an idea, an animated film, a show and an exhibition all at once. It tells the tale of a hard-working young man who reconnects with his childhood and falls in love after coming across an old photograph.  

Led by Romain Bermond and Jean-Baptiste Maillet, every one of Stereoptik’s shows are built under the eyes of its audience, live. They French Company return following performances of Stellaire, another of their handmade mini-spectacles, back in 2022. 

Running time: 50 minutes, no interval 

Age guidance: 8+

Post-show talk (BSL-interpreted)
Thu 1 Feb
A discussion hosted by Joseph Seelig and BSL interpreted by Samuel Rojas. Free to same-day ticket holders.

Members event: Puppets in Theatre – Bringing New Life to the Stage
Tue 13 Feb
Discover more about the imaginative art of puppetry at this MimeLondon in-conversation event with Basil Twist and Phelim McDermott, facilitated by Cheryl Henson. Free for Members

Presented by the Barbican in association with MimeLondon.

Co-produced by Théâtre de la Ville-Paris, le Trident Scène nationale de Cherbourg, Territoires vendômois, Centre National de la Marionnette-Vendôme, Le Sablier-IF Centre National de la Marionnette,, Le Parvis-Scène nationale de Tarbes Pyrénées, Lux-Scène nationale de Valence and Folimage company.

In partnership with l’Echalier-Agence rurale de développement culturel-Couëtron au Perche and Le Théâtre des 2 rives -Charenton le Pont. Stereoptik is supported by the French Ministry of Culture-Drac Ile de France and Centre Val de Loire Region. 

Supported by the Institut français du Royaume-Uni.

Images by Steroptik, Richard Schroeder and Christophe Reynaud de Lage.


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