LIMF 2014 closed on February 1st after 25 days of extraordinary theatre, described by The Londonist as a ‘true celebration of the unusual, the visual and the sublime’. With almost every one of the fifty five performances sold out, the festival has once again been a popular and critical success.
'It has been, as ever, expertly curated, bringing together exciting new work with trusted favourites. To me it is without doubt the London’s theatrical event of the year' Plays To See
Our thanks go to the festival’s artists and workshop leaders, hugely supportive venue partners, core funder Arts Council England, professional visitors and ticket buying public.
'A dazzling variety of performers and styles of performance collected under the umbrella of this year’s London International Mime Festival' The Stage
25 - 28 June Charleroi Danses Kiss & Cry >
our 'between festivals' presentation in association with the Barbican
LIMF returns from 8 January – 1 February 2015. We look forward to seeing you then!
Joseph Seelig and Helen Lannaghan
Some 2014 Festival reviews:
'A transport of delight. Truly inspired' Metro on COMPAGNIE NON NOVA / PHIA MENARD - L’Après Midi d’un Foehn
'A masterclass in compact living' The Telegraph on JAKOP AHLBOM AND ALAMO RACE TRACK - Lebensraum
'Delightfully playful yet strikingly potent. These two young Catalan artists are talented, inventive and highly skilled' Bachtrack on FET A MA - Cru
'A painful but masterful performance that impressed and moved me' Plays To See on SPITFIRE COMPANY - One Step Before The Fall
'Craftily constructed and crowd-pleasing… the company of four are always fleet and the storytelling is excellent' The Guardian on VAMOS THEATRE - Finding Joy
'Never any doubt about the commitment of performer and creator Phia Ménard, who by sheer focused intensity keeps you fascinated' The Guardian on COMPAGNIE NON NOVA / PHIA MENARD - Vortex
'A big slice of slick skill and old fashioned magic, their hazy nostalgic world lingers powerfully in the mind' Total Theatre on PATRICE THIBAUD & PHILIPPE LEYGNAC - Cocorico
'This simple, precise performance fits perfectly both an evocation of classic mime, and in the new exciting movement that makes up the modern festival' Exeunt on MAN DRAKE - Anatomia Publica
'Expertly orchestrated and performed' Plays To See on CITTÀ DI EBLA - The Dead
'Gecko’s Missing closed the London International Mime Festival with a bang…a vivid piece of dance theatre, infused with electrifying energy, highly developed characters and an intriguing plot'
Bachtrack on GECKO Missing
'Brilliantly performed and exquisitely textured'
The Guardian on COMPAGNIE MPTA / MATHURIN BOLZE A Bas Bruit
'Though you may not understand the full depth of Philippe Genty's vision, you certainly won't forget it. The three curtain calls bestowed by the audience attest to its power'
Bachtrack on COMPAGNIE PHILIPPE GENTY - Forget Me Not (Ne M’Oublie Pas)
'Ricardo electrified the Leicester Square Theatre with his riotous sold-out show… a truly exceptional performer' Litro on MAT RICARDO Showman
'Blew my mind and opened my eyes. Takes flamenco into a new context, a context that gripped me, and the audience, who cheered it to the rafters' British Theatre Guide on COMPAGNIE 111 / AURÉLIEN BORY / STÉPHANIE FUSTER - What’s Become of You? (Questcequetudeviens?)