PREVIEW: London International Mime Festival 2018

Returning to London from the 10th January, the International Mime Festival will feature 11 UK and 4 London premieres during its run. 

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Directed by Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, the London International Mime Festival is the longest established international theatre season with a programme which spans  live art, physical and circus-theatre, mask, puppetry, movement and object theatre.

The 2018 festival will run between the 10th January until the 3rd February, with shows taking place in venues across the capital including the Barbican, Little Angel Theatre, Jacksons Lane, The Peacock Theatre and Soho Theatre.

The programme will feature contributions from performers and companies from across the globe including Belgium, Finland, France, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

Highlights of the festival include Jakop Ahlbom’s five star Horror team returning with another movie-inspired masterpiece, Lebensraum, the Barbican will host two large-scale shows from Belgium and sees the return of 2015 Olivier Award winners, Peeping Tom, and the UK premiere of epic and extraordinary Toneelhuis/FC Bergman.

Meanwhile, the festival will also see object and mechanical theatre from France, 19th century stage magic from Finland and a heartwarming Mexican wedding.

As well as the shows, the London International Mime Festival will also showcase a rarely-seen silent movie classic with live piano accompaniment, discussions, and workshops in puppetry and physical/visual theatre led by internationally-renowned professionals.

The London International Mime Festival will run from the 10th January until the 3rd February 2018. For more information and to book tickets visit:


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