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London International Mime Festival 2023

24 January 2023 to 5 February 2023 Barbican Centre

Image credit: Peeping Tom Triptych © Andrea Avezzù, Courtesy of Venice Biennale
The London International Mime Festival returns to the Barbican with four captivating theatre shows, featuring eccentric puppeteers, Olivier Award-winning performers, and the rising stars of Belgium’s acclaimed contemporary theatre scene. Plus, a film screening about a circus knife-thrower takes place in the cinema with a live piano accompaniment.

The Old Trout Puppet Workshop: Famous Puppet Death Scenes

24—28 Jan, The Pit
Enjoy an unrelenting sequence of tiny little puppet deaths in a charming, poignant and slightly eccentric show from these celebrated Canadian puppet masters.
 
Further information and book tickets here
 

Still Life: Flesh

25—28 Jan, Theatre
This UK début by rising stars of Belgium’s acclaimed contemporary theatre scene is a dark burlesque show in four acts that forces us to think about who we are and how much we need others.
 
Further information and book tickets here
 

The Unknown with Live Music

Sun 29 Jan, 3pm, Cinema 1
Outrageous, lurid and haunting – watch Tod Browning's The Unknown, a circus-set melodrama and one of the great silent films, accompanied by live music.
 
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Dorothy James & Andy Manjuck: Bill's 44th

31 Jan—4 Feb 2023, The Pit
This poignant, puppet tragicomedy for grown-ups is a wordless spectacle about the ingenuity of the mind and having to make do for so long without the people we wished would surround us.
 
Further information and book tickets here
 

Peeping Tom: Triptych (The missing door, The lost room and The hidden floor)

2—5 Feb, Theatre
Belgium’s Olivier Award-winning dance-theatre innovators return with the UK premiere of their new and most ambitious production yet.
 
Further information and book tickets here
 

 

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