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Hottest front-room seats: the best theatre and dance to watch online
From live streams of new plays to classics from the archive, here are some of the top shows online now or coming soon

Chris Wiegand Stage editor

08, Jun, 2021 @7:34 AM

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Manipulate festival review – visual theatre experiments on a different stage
Denied live performance, creators slip its boundaries to explore screen trickery in this stimulating festival of storytelling, puppetry and animation

Mark Fisher

31, Jan, 2021 @12:32 PM

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London international mime festival: 5 Short Films review – now everyone can watch
As this year’s event goes virtual, five newly commissioned videos showcase the diversity of its artists

Clare Brennan

24, Jan, 2021 @10:30 AM

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'Milli Violini': I was a fake violinist in a world-class miming orchestra
Jessica Chiccehitto Hindman spent years touring America in an orchestra of gifted players who mimed to CDs. She relives their bizarre performances – and her eventual collapse

Sian Cain

27, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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'To be silly is quite an art': the weekend I became a mime
The first rule of mime club? You do not talk. Well, not when you’re hard at work. Our writer takes lessons from Marcel Marceau’s former student, Nola Rae

Kate Wyver

30, Jan, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Child review – scary scenes of untethered imagination
The final part of Peeping Tom’s trilogy surreally explores the innocence and danger of childhood – it’s definitely not for kids

Sanjoy Roy

23, Jan, 2020 @10:55 AM

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The PappyShow: Boys review – 10-man team gets to grips with masculinity
Devised drama about relationships between young men moves from grim violence to understanding

Sanjoy Roy

21, Jan, 2020 @10:49 AM

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The Strange Tale of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel review – a magical fantasia
A transatlantic voyage in 1910, with the silent stars onboard, is the basis of Told By An Idiot’s beguiling comedy

Brian Logan

16, Jan, 2020 @1:36 PM

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Rooman review – kangaroo love in dreamlike oddball tale
Fleur Elise Noble’s fantasy show at the London international mime festival is highly original and unsettling

Lyndsey Winship

15, Jan, 2020 @11:01 AM

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Trygve Wakenshaw review – behold the one-man band of mime
The New Zealander’s minimalist Only Bones v1.4 combines the spellbinding and ridiculous but ultimately seems unsure what it wants to be

Brian Logan

10, Jan, 2020 @1:05 PM

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Arthur Pita: Ten Sorry Tales review – six feet under and surreally shipwrecked
Pita’s adaptation of Mick Jackson’s children’s book mixes mime, acting, song and dance to pleasingly twisted effect

Sanjoy Roy

15, Dec, 2019 @1:34 PM

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Pinch yourself: Aurélia Thierrée perfects the art of the steal on stage
Bells and Spells casts the French star as a kleptomaniac in a performance that leaves the audience guessing

Chris Wiegand

30, Apr, 2019 @10:15 AM

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