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).

Image of black boxer with boxing gloves and fists up

The Royale

Becoming the undisputed heavyweight boxing champion of the world is Jay ‘The Sport’ Jackson’s ultimate dream. But, in the segregated United States of 1905, he doesn’t stand a chance.

Image of a young woman holding banner at a protest

Earthquakes in London

An all-pervasive fear of the future and a guilty pleasure in the excesses of the present drive this epic rollercoaster of a play from 1968 to 2525 and back again.