The London International Mime Festival

The London International Mime Festival is back, so catch this while you can. The Festival is only here for a limited run from the 10th of January to the 3rd of February.  Be sure not to miss these extraordinary, mesmerising and disciplined performers who are a treat to behold. We are so lucky to have the best of the best in the world of mime showcasing here on our doorstep. The London International Mime Festival as you’ve probably guessed is something of a favourite with us at The Amazing Blog and we're itching to get their hands on some of these very special tickets. 

 Bêtes de foire by Petit Théâtre de Gestes/Association Z’Alegria at The Barbican Pit

Bêtes de foire by Petit Théâtre de Gestes/Association Z’Alegria at The Barbican Pit

With 16 performances spanning across London from Soho, the Barbican and even to the peripheries of Shoreditch; there's something for everyone.  Be it exquisite object and mechanical theatre from France, 19th century stage magic from Finland, a heart-warming Mexican wedding, or the breath taking new circus-theatre, which was at the start of the festival.

 Peeping Tom's 32 rue Vandenbranden at The Barbican Theatre

Peeping Tom's 32 rue Vandenbranden at The Barbican Theatre

First off we want to see the performance of UK premiere of the Belgium production ‘ Peeping Tom ‘ directed by Gabriela Carrizo (which won the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production) described as ‘….disturbing and oddly humorous. They explore an archetypal figure familiar to us all, in a production of astonishing physicality that defies characterisation.’ On at the Barbican Theatre, book your tickets here

 Lebensraum by Jakop Ahlbom & Alamo Race Track at The Peacock Theatre

Lebensraum by Jakop Ahlbom & Alamo Race Track at The Peacock Theatre

At the Peacock Theatre is Lebensraum, which is by the Dutch visual theatre masters, the brilliant Swedish director Jakop Ahlbom and Alamo Race Track. Their performance is in the genre of a silent movie, based on the magic of Buster Keaton’s The Scarecrow. Quoted in the Telegraph as ‘Like a Charlie Chaplin skit penned by Harold Pinter’ book your tickets here.

 Silent Movie Classics screened at the Barbican

Silent Movie Classics screened at the Barbican

Finally to mention, that earlier in the Festival this year rarely-seen silent movie classics with live piano accompaniment was shown. This included discussions, workshops in puppetry and physical/visual theatre led by internationally-renowned professionals. So you see there's something for everyone – enjoy!