LONDON INTERNATIONAL MIME FESTIVAL
“Every year the London International Mime Festival offers a window on another world, one where puppets philosophise with their bodies on tabletops, performers find the stage tilting precariously beneath their feet, acrobats dazzle and domestic noir is played out by clowns. Over the years every January LIMF has encouraged us to try something different and helped shift our idea of what theatre is by exposing us to sometimes strange and often wonderful if discombobulating performances from Europe and far beyond”
Lyn Gardner, Stagedoor Jan 2022
Enormous thanks to our festival artists, production staff, audiences, venue partners and funders – to everyone who helped to ensure that LIMF’22 took place and safely reach its conclusion on February 6th.
Over 26 days our critically acclaimed programme featured some 70 live performances, plus workshops and online film screenings. Banishing January blues and pandemic gloom our adventurous audiences turned out in huge numbers, with just one performance night lost to Covid. It has been simply wonderful to see and feel the pleasure and enthusiasm with which the festival’s return in live form has been met.
LIMF’23 is already taking shape, when we hope to return to our traditional balance of international and UK work. Do visit our Facebook page and this website for regular updates and news.
Stay safe! We look forward to welcoming you again next January.
Helen and 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? 4-6 Feb >
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 >