Finger in the Pie’s Mimetic Festival is a two week celebration of the very best emerging devised, physical and visual theatre, puppetry and cabaret. Now entering its third year we regularly play host to some of the most exciting international companies working in this field today.
The Mimetic Festival has a clear mission statement – to become the hub for emerging european theatre making in the UK. We will bring the very best in emerging contemporary physical theatre, cabaret and puppetry to London, while offering a hub for theatre makers working from a European theatre tradition, to come together to share their work and vision and to foster new collaborations and contacts.
Having begun life in the Dugdale Centre in Enfield north London in 2014 we made the exciting move to the Central London – with a new home in the Vaults in Waterloo. Not only does this give us more stages to program and spaces to run – it also gives us the chance of making Mimetic a destination venue and social hub for the length of its run.
Finger in the Pie are an award winning theatre company who create spectacularly fun, visually stunning, physical theatre. We delight in strong narratives, grotesque characters and heart felt emotion. Our shows have a wry, pitch-black humour. Death, decadence and debauchery are constant themes in our work.
Our narratives deal with big truths, large underlying human states and universal characters. Our deliciously dark and endlessly inventive theatre will keep you on the edge of your seat and laughing out loud.
The company works from a heritage of Commedia as channeled through the Lecoq training. Our production of ‘Waiting for Stanley’ was ranked in the top 10 best reviewed shows at the Edinburgh Fringe 2012. Finger in the Pie were short-listed for a ‘Total Theatre Award: Best Emerging Company’ at the 2009 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. They were awarded the Fringe Report award for ‘Best Artistic Director 2012’.