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03 July 2013 | On Stage | By: Lindsey

Mimetic 2013: Visual Theatre, Cabaret, Comedy & (Sock) Puppets

Mimetic 2013: Visual Theatre, Cabaret, Comedy & (Sock) Puppets

The wilder side of performance gets aired in Enfield this month as Mimetic festival of international puppetry, cabaret and visual theatre returns to the Dugdale Centre. For the first time, awards will be up for grabs at Mimetic, as the 'Onesies' are introduced, courtesy of One Stop Arts.

There's a bagful of gongs up for grabs and most cross genres. None more so than "Best Performance by a Puppet" whose shortlist could look something like this:

A sideline in comedy makes the programme extra juicy, with a selection of Edinburgh previews including Rachel Parrish — her of the brilliant Austentatious improv group — and the unpredictable whims of Tony Law and his new wild hairdo. There's a fierce line-up of cabaret artistes and, as summer holidays begin, there's also a family theatre strand with bears, balloons and a Superhero Snail Boy to see, among others.

Oh, and on Saturday 14 July, OneTasteCabaret takes Mimetic to Edmonton Festival to join the fairy themed Magical Menagerie Parade and entertain festival goers in Jubilee Park. And that's all free.

It seems unlikely, but Enfield Town appears to be the place to be for an Edinburgh Festival warm-up.

Mimetic 2013 runs from 11-27 July at the Dugdale Centre, Enfield Town.


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Really good line up, I will be making the trip North


Hope this is the right place, but would love to be entered into your competitionfor tickets!