Revealing the mask

15 Jan 2022

London International Mime Festival

One-day workshop from Vamos Theatre

Who is it for?

Actors, performers and theatre practitioners.

What will it cover?

Revealing the Mask is a four-hour workshop for actors, performers and theatre practitioners. This creative, high energy and inspiring session will give participants a thorough introduction to full-mask technique. Through exercises and shared exploration, the workshop introduces mask characterisation, mask physicality, and techniques such as clocking, stillness and isolation, helping to build confidence and understanding of mask performance. More advanced full-mask skills and a deeper understanding of the form will also be covered, through exploring devising in full mask individually, and as a mask ensemble.

“Vamos Theatre offers a completely different approach to mask work that is invaluable for any performing arts professional. Fun, playful and inspiring!” Sam Gibbs

“My experience with Vamos was THE BEST. I now love mask work!” Khanyisili Ngwabe (Market Theatre Laboratory, Johannesburg)

Who is leading the workshop?

Vamos Theatre aims to increase the pool of available mask talent in the UK and often finds new performers for its productions through these workshops.

Vamos Theatre devises and tours accessible, humorous and fearless work which showcases the best in full mask performance. The company is dedicated to making work based on stories of real people, and productions are rooted in true-life experiences and events. At the heart of Vamos Theatre’s ethos is a commitment to working practices that engender genuineness, generosity, respect and consideration of others.

Established in 2006, Vamos Theatre is an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation, and is based in Worcester, UK.


Saturday 15 January, 2pm – 6 pm

Keeping safe

Important notice: Participants of all live workshops will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and produce evidence of both this and a negative lateral flow test on the first day of the workshop when they arrive for registration. Please note course fees are non-refundable if you cannot produce these on the day.

You can read more about keeping safe at Jacksons Lane here.

£50 (£40 concessions)

Part of London International Mime Festival. Click here to see the full programme at Jacksons Lane

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