NewsPerformance Published 8 October 2012

London International Mime Festival 2013

Featuring work by Devero, Blind Summit and Compagnie 111.

Natasha Tripney

The line-up for the 2013 London International Mime Festival has been announced. The 18 day festival of visual theatre, circus and puppetry, co-directed by Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, opens on the 10th January with Not Until We Are Lost by aerial theatre company, Ockham’s Razor – a show whose development we explored on the site earlier in the year.

As ever work will be staged across London in the Barbican Pit, Jacksons Lane, the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House, the Roundhouse, Soho Theatre and at the Southbank..

Switzerland’s Zimmermann & de Perrot will be present their large scale circus piece Hans Was Heiri at the Barbican while there is further circus-based performance at Jacksons Lane,with Simone Riccio’s Nothing Moves If I Don’t Push It.

Stan’s Cafe present their recent piece, The Cardinals, at the Roundhouse and Belgium’s renowned Les Ballets C de la B present the UK premiere of The Old King at the Linbury Studio alongside Gandini Juggling who will be presenting their Pina Bausch homage Smashed, one of the stand out shows of the 2012 LIMF. Russian dance troupe Derevo will also presents their show Harlekin at the same venue.

Puppet company Blind Summit, whose last work The Table featured in the 2012 programme, will premiere their new piece, The Heads and puppetry will also feature in the new piece from Invisible Thread, Les Hommes Vides,

At the Southbank there will be a chance to see work by My!Laika and Circle of Eleven a alongside Plan B by Aurélien Bory’s Compagnie 111.

For full programme details, visit the LIMF website.


Natasha Tripney

Natasha co-founded Exeunt in 2011 and was editor until 2016. She's now lead critic and reviews editor for The Stage, and has written about theatre and the arts for the Guardian, Time Out, the Independent, Lonely Planet and Tortoise.