Pick of the London International Mime Festival shows

We’re looking forward to the London International Mime Festival (LIMF) this January and its must-see programme of physical and visual theatre from the UK and around the world. These shows are on our Artistic Director Rachel Clare’s hotlist – don’t try and see her in January, she’ll be out!

Bromance by Barely Methodical Troupe

8-10 January

Platform Theatre

The debut show by Britain’s hottest young acrobats and winners of the inaugural Circus Maximus competition and a 2014 Total Theatre Award.

Kraken by Trygve Wakenshaw

9-18 January

Soho Theatre

A masterpiece of absurd sensibility that follows its own zany logic. Kraken is the delirious follow up to Trygve’s Edinburgh and London 2013 smash-hit Squidboy.

Black Regent by Knights of the Invisible

12-13 January

Southbank Centre

With relentless strength of imagination and vision, Iona Kewney takes her body on an awesome and incredible journey. Composer, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Joseph Quimby is the majestic voice and sound of this other world.

4×4 by Gandini Juggling

13-15 January

Linbury Studio Theatre

4×4 revisits the Gandini’s love affair with pure patterns and mathematics. 4 jugglers and 4 ballet dancers share the stage for the first time in a unique and beautiful dialogue. Set to an original composition performed live by the exceptional chamber ensemble, Camerata Alma Viva.

Plexus by Compagnie 111/Aurélian Bory/Kaori Ito

22-23 January

Sadler’s Wells

Entrapped by five thousand cords, a forest of brilliantly lit strings, a warrior-woman conquers her environment so that she floats like a black angel in a sumptuous cage that she can only leave by vanishing completely. Conceived by Aurélian Bory for the extraordinary Japanese dancer Kaori Ito.

32 Rue Vandenbranden by Peeping Tom

Barbican Theatre

28-31 January

Cinematic set design, an evocative soundtrack and jaw-dropping physicality combine to create an unforgettable piece of dance theatre that plunges spectators into a foreboding universe of cold, wind and ice.

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