Mime Into Physical Theatre: A UK Cultural History 1970-2000

25 May 2023

Come and join us for a night of talks and conversations.

This event celebrates the publication of the first book to provide a comprehensive history of mime and physical theatre in the UK during its heydays from 1970 to 2000.

The talk will be chaired by Joseph Seelig and Helen Lannaghan (London International Mime Festival), and as well as the book authors, Mark Evans (Coventry University) and Simon Murray (University of Glasgow) it will include contributions from a number of important figures in mime and physical theatre during this period, including Peta Lily, Nola Rae, Susanne Burns and David Glass, amongst others.

The event offers a great opportunity to discuss the impact of this distinctive and hugely influential approach to theatre making. Whether you are a mime artist, physical theatre practitioner, teacher, student, theatre historian or academic, this will be a wonderful chance to meet together and share thoughts, memories and impressions. There will be an informal gathering in the bar after the event.

Full details of the book can be found here. A limited number of copies of the book will be available with a 30% discount price on the night (normal retail price £34.99, discounted price £20 cash only). Additionally, copies can also be purchased directly from Routledge – early birds can take advantage of a 20% discount code (enter the code AFL01 at checkout).

Image: ‘Dancing with an angel’ Lindsay Kemp and David Houghton in Flowers. c. 1979-81. Photo: Richard Houghton

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