London International Mime Festival 2017 Reviews: The Nature of Forgetting & Relic

London International Mime Festival 2017 Reviews: The Nature of Forgetting & Relic

Here’s a couple of 50 word reviews of shows we saw at London International Mime Festival 2017

★★★★1/2

Relic by Euripides Laskaridis / Osmosis | Barbican

A completely insane 45 minute mind fuck

The trailer for this show was everything we needed to convince us to head along…

And boy did it not disappoint. We weren’t quite prepared enough for Euripides Laskaridis’ performance art clown doing OTT mime mayhem. The noise was loud, the aesthetic was messy and the atmosphere of a Leigh Bowery punk party. The moments of complete darkness added to the anticipation of the next madcap skit. Confusing, bonkers and at times incomprehensible, we wouldn’t have missed it for the world!

★★★

The Nature of Forgettting – Theatre Re | Shoreditch Town Hall 

A slightly forgettable physical theatre journey through memory

We were excited to see this show after hearing lots of good things about Theatre Re. Sadly we were a little disappointed with the show. The premise was a highly choreographed story of a daughter seeing her father who was losing his memory and then the show relives his memories through a series of sketches. We found the show a little lackluster in terms of story and it had a few of our pet hates including posho school kids, a bare bones set with clothes rail. Despite all this, the young company had a bundle of energy and talent and we will definitely keep an eye on them for future productions.

Rupert Dannreuther

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