If the word ‘mime’ conjures up images of Frenchmen pretending to be trapped inside boxes, it’s time to face facts – the French have moved on, and so should you.
Taking pride of billing in this year’s 38th London International Mime Festival is Gallic show ‘L’Apres Midi D’un Foehn’, an astonishing, charming and really, really unexpected 25 minutes of plastic bags – plastic bags that dance. It was a massive hit at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, and in best mime tradition we’re not going to tell you why it’s good – we’ll show you, via this nifty video.
That’s just a little part of the fun at the always weird and wonderful festival, which takes over some of London’s most prestigious venues, including the Barbican and the Southbank Centre, until February 1.
For a full guide – and some amazing pictures – check out our LIMF slideshow.