2022 Festival

WED 12 JAN – SUN 6 FEB 2022

We’re back!

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