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Tagged: Young Barbican

A large chimpanzee puppet is being operated by two of the three puppeteers

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.

Two children cowered in a tent, a man in front of them is posed like he is falling backwards, bent at the knee

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.

the set is a room with a crib in it, and a hand is posed as a person walking across the stage

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).

Two people hold their hands up in the air and a third has her back turned but is facing the camera.

Diverse City: Mid Life

Three women paused at a moment in time – the menopause – talk about their fears, confront losses and invite acceptance as they unpack their real-life stories with soaring humour, honesty and rage.

Ten people stand in various poses in front of a red wall which spells out 'vendetta'

Cheek by Jowl/Piccolo Teatro Milano: The Revenger’s Tragedy

Intrigue, corruption, lust and the thirst for power collide in Cheek by Jowl’s first Italian show – a ‘lavish, decadent, perverse world’ (Corriere della Sera, Milan).

seven dancers are in a line in serveal balletic poses. The positions range from low to the ground, to the dancer at the back of the line in a jump.

Ballet Black: Double Bill

Dance so thrilling and imaginative that it packs our auditorium every time – the hugely popular Ballet Black is back with a double bill full of lyrical contrasts and beautiful movement.

three women triumphantly sing

Breach: It’s True, It’s True, It’s True

This gripping dramatisation of a 1612 rape trial brought by the gifted painter Artemisia Gentileschi roars down the ages centuries after it shocked Renaissance Rome.

A person stares in a mirror

Schaubühne Berlin: Orlando

Live cinema meets performance in this galloping romp through 400 years of history starring a heroine who is born a hero, or a hero who becomes a heroine. For Orlando, it doesn’t really matter.