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London International Mime Festival / Focus & Chaliwaté: Backup (London Premiere) at Southbank Centre's Purcell Room

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Time 19:45
Date 21/01/19
Price £15

Expect a powerful message about climate change through brilliant physical theatre, comedy and low-tech wizardry, in Focus & Chaliwaté's moving drama, Backup.

Dates and Times: Mon 21 - Wed 23 Jan, 19:45.

The scene is a snowy landscape festooned with miniature trees and houses with lights twinkling and smoke puffing from chimneys. Along comes a tiny campervan containing three filmmakers on their way to capture footage of an icy landscape in a part of the world which is disappearing – the Arctic. Disarming, witty and inventive physical comedy, Backup becomes a moving drama that compels us to face what we are doing to our planet.

Total Theatre Award winner and popular hit at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe, Backup is a first collaboration between two leading Belgian theatre groups with a shared interest in physical and object theatre, animation and video.

"Rarely is so much accomplished in so short a time. They make us laugh with their ingenuity and then break our hearts with their profound message about climate change" - The Scotsman

Teaser Backup from Compagnie Chaliwaté on Vimeo.