Mime

SKIN – A.R.T. / New York Theatres

Writer: the Company Director: Becky Baumwoll Original Music:  Eleni Arapolglou, Wes Braver, Paul Castles & Jack McGuire Reviewer: Adrienne Sowers When faced with the concept of trudging to a theatre on 10th Avenue and 53rd St on one of the coldest days of the year, one hopes the show inside the walls of A.R.T. / New York Theatres is worth ...

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Waltz of the Hommelettes – The Barbican, London

Creator and Director: Patrick Sims Reviewer: Maryam Philpott Of all the cultural events a new year brings January in London is really dedicated to two important fringe celebrations; while the Vaults Festival under the arches of Waterloo begins its eight-week run shortly, with over 40 years of experience the London International Mime Festival is always the first big event of ...

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A Brave Face – Unity Theatre, Liverpool

Writer and Director: Rachael Savage Reviewer: Daryl Holden Offering a painfully truthful and poignant look into the cause and effect that Post Traumatic Stress can have on an individual, What Vamos Theatre have created with A Brave Faceis nothing short of impressive. Even more impressive then, is that they manage to do it all without saying a single word. It’s 2009 ...

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NEWS: London to host its first clown festival in 2016

Clown face with London Gherkin in background

By Paul Couch While many would point to Westminster and claim we're already blessed with one, London is to get its own Clown Festival from June 2016. In the first festival of its kind in London, 34 shows will be seen over 10 days, featuring highly acclaimed artists, alongside up-and-coming new talent from over 10 nationalities, hosted at London's newest ...

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LATITUDE 2015: Monotone Man

Artist(s): The Human Zoo Director: FlorenceO'Mahony Devised by: The Company Venue: Pandora's Playground Reviewer: Glen Pearce There's a theme developing in Pandora's Playground at Latitude this year. Full Stop looks at the challenges of being a commuter and, across the field, similar themes are being explored in The Human Zoo's Monotone Man. It's a monotone world that these characters inhabit. ...

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Mimetic Festival: Mummy – The Vaults, London

Performer / Writer: Amy Gwilliam Director / Writer: Sophie Larsmon Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   Mummy is part of the Mimetic Festival’s ‘work in progress’ stream so a formal review is a little pre-emptory, and it intends to head to Edinburgh Fringe next year with a final draft. The premise has potential; Elizabeth has locked herself in the attic in order ...

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Mimetic Festival: Crazy Glue – The Vaults, London

Performers: Filipa Tomas and Bradley Wayne Smith Reviewer: Maryam Philpott   The ups and downs of relationships are a well-trodden basis for drama but in Crazy Glue performers Filipa Tomas and Bradley Wayne Smith have taken an innovative approach to telling the story of one couple’s marriage from the optimistic early days of high romance, through life-altering problems, to mutual ...

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Mimetic Festival: The Lonely Room- The Vaults, London

Performers: Eloise Carles and Flavia Betram Music: Michael Neo Reviewer: Maryam Philpott This is a show about chairs. We have all been there, you invite a friend round or you have a house full of relations, and lo and behold one of them sits in your favourite chair. This mime duet celebrates this minefield of living room seating politics through ...

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