LONDON INTERNATIONAL MIME FESTIVAL
WED 12 JAN – SUN 6 FEB 2022
After last year’s temporary move online, LIMF returns large and live.
Our 14 productions include no fewer than 7 LIMF co-commissions and puts British work centre-stage. Sean Gandini’s contemporary juggling stars open the season with a dazzling new show inspired by Merce Cunningham moves, whilst Barely Methodical Troupe reprises its thrilling Kin, one of several exceptional works by some of this country’s most exciting young circus-theatre artists. Other UK highlights include premieres by Opposable Thumb, Theatre Re, The PappyShow, Thick & Tight and a restaging of Vanishing Point’s international hit, Interiors. From France there are spellbinding productions from LIMF favourites, Stereoptik and Aurélien Bory’s Compagnie 111.
This year’s five, exclusive, festival-commissioned short films, screening online, are all by international artists, plus we have a special movie collaboration with the Barbican featuring Belgium-based physical comedy masters, Abel & Gordon. Post-show discussions with creators and performers and expertly led workshops completes the programme.
Thanks to our inspiring artists and their creative teams, venue colleagues, friends and supporters for their help in realising this programme. In particular, we acknowledge the invaluable support and financial assistance of Arts Council England.
Start your year (LIMF’s 46th!) with exhilarating, thought-provoking, contemporary visual theatre. Read on and BOOK EARLY.
Helen & Joseph
Barbican, The Pit
Thick & Tight: SHORT & SWEET 25-29 Jan >
Stereoptik: STELLAIRE 1-5 Feb >
Cie 111 - Aurélien Bory/
Shantala Shivalingappa: aSH 26-29 Jan >
Vanishing Point: INTERIORS 2-5 Feb >
Opposable Thumb: BIG BOYS DON’T CRY 21-23 Jan >
Charmaine Childs: POWER 28-30 Jan >
Sadiq Ali: THE CHOSEN HARAM 4-6 Feb >
Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells
Gandini Juggling: LIFE 12-15 Jan >
Puppet Theatre Barge
String Theatre: THE RED BALLOON 15 Jan - 6 Feb >
Shoreditch Town Hall
Theatre Re: BLUEBELLE 13-16 Jan >
The PappyShow: WHAT DO YOU SEE? Postponed >
Barely Methodical Troupe: KIN 26-29 Jan >
Jean-Daniel Broussé: (le) PAIN 18-19 Jan >
Nikki Rummer: UNBROKEN 5-6 April >
Abel & Gordon and Friends: Barbican Cinema 30 Jan >
Open Sky Theatre: Cold >
Heather Henson: Handmade Puppet Dreams >
5 Short Films Commissioned by LIMF >
Festival Workshops >