London International Mime Festival: The Old King
Tuesday 22 January 2013, 7.45pm
Linbury Studio Theatre
Conceived by Miguel Moreira and Romeu Runa
In a bleak setting that evokes the first, or perhaps the last days of the world, a man slowly stands up in the face of seemingly terrible adversity and tries to construct a thought, a speech that might explain. In a sensual and defiant confrontation with his environment he tries to hang on to his humanity, as the landscape around him changes colour and form.
Implacable, ferocious and tragic, The Old King explores what happens when things collapse, when language fails. Guided and produced by Les Ballets C de la B founder and artistic director, Alain Plâtel, this remarkable work is the creation of Portuguese artists and C de la B collaborators, Romeu Runa and Miguel Moreira. A hit at the 2012 Festival d’Avignon.
Contains some disturbing images. Suitable for 14 years and over. Unsuitable for children.
The annual festival returns to the Linbury Studio Theatre with innovative and spectacular performances.