Category Archives: London Mime Festival

Kiss & Cry – Charleroi Danses: Barbican Theatre, Barbican Centre, London, 1 February 2017

Digit all Kiss & Cry is simply incredible; it’s arguably the most beautiful, inventive, clever and most heart-breakingly melancholic show I’ve ever seen. It should be a mess really. The stage is full of technical equipment and there are several … Continue reading

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Marzo – Dewey Dell: The Pit, Barbican Centre, London, 25 January 2017

Manga Italiana Well, this is a weird show. At its heart it’s a simple boy meets girl, boy falls in love with girl, girl fancies someone else kind of affair. Only the protagonists are aliens, superheroes and an ageing  Samurai … Continue reading

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Nothing To Say – Leandre: Jacksons Lane, London, 20 January 2017

Socks symbol The London International Mime Festival is one of the most endearing of festivals. The shows are generally short, inventive and full of pleasant surprises and Leandre’s Nothing to Say is the very epitome of this ethos. Creator and … Continue reading

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Marée Basse – Sacekripa: The Pit, Barbican Centre, London, 17 January 2017

Knife to meet you So what happens when you put two drunk variety artists in a cramped room with a couple of bottles of wine and several very sharp knives? Well, not quite the anarchic pandemonium you might expect. Sacekripa’s … Continue reading

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Dark Circus – Stereoptik: The Pit, The Barbican, London, 26 January 2016

Getting tents Bit of a misleading title this one. Despite the morbid fascination with death, Dark Circus is more a charming work of whimsy than horror. It’s simply too beautiful to be scary. Stereoptik (aka Romain Bermond and Jean-Baptiste Maillet) … Continue reading

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Aneckxander – Alexander Vantournhout & Bauke Lievens: Jackson’s Lane, London, 22 January 2016

The body bootiful This show was so odd that no-one realised when it had finished. Except that it hadn’t. After the bows Alexander Vantournhout carried on as people started leaving. I stayed for a good fifteen minutes afterwards and he … Continue reading

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