Visual theatre does not come more innovative than the London International Mime Festival. Known as ‘adult puppetry’, professional actors put on numerous theatrical performances in different venues across the capital in the most captivating London shows 2011.
From January 15th 2011 – January 30th 2011, various locations including the Southbank Centre, Royal Opera House and the London Barbican, will be committed to a magnificent show of visual art.
The London International Mime Festival is the longest established international theatre season in London. In spanning the whole spectrum of wordless art, the festival provides stunningly avant-garde performances in puppetry, new circus, physical theatre and live art, catering for all individual tastes.
In 1977, London experienced the first International Mime Festival, which, due to its sublime success, secured funding from The Cockpit Theatre with the support of the Arts Council of the UK. 34 years later the festival is more successful than ever. Providing 16 days of miming theatrical genius, the London International Mime Festival is a must for anyone passionate about dance, art, theatre and performance.
From January 16 – January 20, the ‘Gobo Digital Glossary’ will be being performed at the Akhe Engineering Theatre, creating an unforgettable stream of innovative theatre and bizarre events.
From January 22 – January 26, ‘Hilum’, a comedy/tragedy based on the cycle of the washing machine will be performed, set in the basement of a rundown museum of natural history.
From January 28 – January 30, ‘Tempesta’ will be held at the Anagoor, offering a thrilling blend of misty landscapes and the winds of a pending storm.
This popular annual event encapsulates London’s achievement at being one of the most multi-cultural and dynamic capitals in the world.
Check out the full programme for the London International Mime Festival 2011.