Broaden Your Mime (Workshop)

Nola Rae

25 Jan 10.30am

Broaden Your Mime (Workshop)

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The mime is a cartoonist of theatre. Getting to the point is fundamental and leaving out the extraneous, a top principle.

We will explore the art of doing one thing at a time and the quality of movement and articulation necessary to make a performer's intentions clear. Choreography of comedy with and without music and rhythm exercises, so important to comedy, will also be part of this class.

This is for enthusiastic professionals or amateurs, who want to know more about what makes visual theatre tick and who are not afraid to move.

Wear practice clothes and bring one juggling ball.

One of Europe’s most celebrated theatre-clowns, Nola Rae was born in Sydney, emigrating to London in 1963. She trained at the Royal Ballet School and with Marcel Marceau and it was at Nola’s instigation that the first Mime Festival took place in 1977 at The Cockpit Theatre. Nola was awarded an MBE in the 2008 New Year’s Honours list for services to Drama and Mime.


Part of the London International Mime Festival 2020, the capital's longest established international theatre season, spanning the spectrum of contemporary visual performance.

Please note: this space is not accessible

Dates: Sat 25 – Sun 26 Jan
Times: 10.30am–6pm
Price: £125 (£110 conc.)
Venue: Jacksons Lane, Studio 1

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