Plexus Polaire (France/Norway)27 Jan — 29 Jan
Actors, life-size puppets and video projection come together in this gripping piece of visual theatre, inspired by the true events related in best-selling Norwegian novel Before I Burn.
In 1970s Norway, an arsonist targets a small town for one long, terrifying month. As homes are burnt to cinders, panic spreads and neighbours wonder who amongst them could cause such fear and anguish. Years later a young man becomes haunted by the story.
Plexus Polaire’s production crackles and burns fiercely, but there is pity and tenderness in this captivating narrative which will stay long in the memory.
There will be a post-show discussion on Sat 28 Jan.
Ashes is a part of London International Mime Festival (LIMF) 2017. Now in its 40th year, LIMF promotes cutting edge visual theatre and embraces a dazzling spectrum of performance including new circus, puppetry, physical theatre and live art.
Please note that latecomers may not be admitted.
Enriched by its atmosphere of mystery and sensuality it shows that we are all on borrowed time, slaves to our emotions and unconscious thoughts. Superb