Nola Rae12 - 15 Jan
Thur 12 - Sun 15 JanThur - Sat 7.30pm, Sun 2.30pm
returning for the
LIMF 40th Anniversary
This event has now ended
Tel: 020 7863 8000
70 mins / no interval
Age Guidance: 8+
£15 - £29
+£1.95 transaction fee for online bookings
+£3 transaction fee for phone bookings
no fee for in person at the box office
Thu 12 Jan
Following last year’s sold-out triumph with Infinita, Germany’s mask-theatre virtuosos return with more award-winning comedy. On stage at a great opera house the action throbs with grand passion, deadly intrigue, heartbreak and heroics. But in Teatro Delusio the spotlight shines exclusively on events backstage.
Separated from the famous stars by nothing more than scenery and curtains, three tireless technicians live out their own theatrical dreams and dramas. With their wonderfully expressive masks and amazing quick-change artistry, three actors play some thirty different characters and bring an entire theatre to life.
Action-packed, joyful and extremely entertaining - Teatro Delusio picked up no fewer than seven 5* reviews at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Book early.
"The show is based on life backstage at an Italian opera house where the stagehands are, often disastrously, ad hoc performers in their own right. It is about runaway bodies, uncertain intentions, hilarious results. Again, it is a wordless show but relatively lo-tech (just as well, given that the stagehands play poor electricians, their wires in a permanent tangle). The single most beautiful moment is at the start as a puppet catches sight of a puppeteer and shies away. She then slowly turns her anguished papier maché face to stare cautiously into his eyes." Kate Kellaway, The Observer