Dive head first into the absurd world of the Russian poet, iconoclast and false moustache wearer Daniil Kharms. Three bouffon-esque characters intent on telling ‘The Old Woman’ story let narrative escape them as comic vignettes, metaphysical ponderings and bouts of senseless violence provide constant distraction. Expressionist silent film meets grotesque slapstick in a world where […]

No-one’s been into the White before. Except Crab. Battling against icy blizzards and mythical beasts, Crab leaves the safety of her village to journey across a vast and desolate frozen landscape. She’s searching for something else. Where the White stops. Using polyphonic song and playful physical storytelling, ANTLER tells the great adventure of Crab, and […]

Meet Pi. His head in the clouds and his feet firmly half way up in the air, he cannot help but dream. Join him as he travels through the landscape of his imagination, suitcase in hand, and meets some truly unusual characters. From a geisha to a stripper, this cheeky little mime cannot resist flirtations […]

Boris & Sergey’s Preposterous Improvisation Experiment Boris and Sergey, your favourite puppet clown vagabonds, present for your viewing pleasure an hour of improvised delights, featuring guests from memetic festival and the odd audience member or two. Expect malarkey molestation and mirth of a magnitude hitherto unexperienced in a subterranean vault in Waterloo Praise for Boris […]

Throughout the festival Pi The Mime and friends will be taking over our main festival bar to offer you a host of entertainment including walk about circus performance, showcases from the best of the festival, pop up canteen, screenings from BURN and the hostess with the mostess the one and only Welsh diva, the voice […]

How would you pass time in the afterlife? When he is given a job controlling the world’s weather, Kiki Lovechild tries to amuse himself throughout eternity by creating new worlds from his imagination. Featuring physical comedy, mime and illusion from the clown who makes it rain from his fingertips. “Nothing verbal can describe the magic […]

Inspired by EM Forster’s The Machine Stops, emerging physical theatre company, Open Heart Surgery, brings you into a fast-paced world where two actors play twelve characters. Jostling with the vital questions of our time: is war inevitable? Have we lost all hope for humanity? First Draft, a satirical statement against apathy. In a protection unit […]

Familia de la Noche return with their five-star, darkly funny sequel to Pinocchio: a rollercoaster ride filled with song, puppetry, physical theatre and clowning. The Greatest Liar in All the World sends the audience careering through the real story behind his infamous origins. But be warned there’s a twist and tear in this raucous cautionary […]

Dive head first into the absurd world of the Russian poet, iconoclast and false moustache wearer Daniil Kharms. Three bouffon-esque characters intent on telling ‘The Old Woman’ story let narrative escape them as comic vignettes, metaphysical ponderings and bouts of senseless violence provide constant distraction. Expressionist silent film meets grotesque slapstick in a world where […]

In the shadowy depths of the bar sits a man with immense power and questionable intent. He observes, judges and influences. Smudged Theatre invite you to enter the dark and twisted world of the narrator and watch his manipulation of young love, disrupting the everyday with seduction, passion and deceit. Developed especially for mimetic fest, […]