Performance & Dance
Physical Theatre & Mime

Backup by Focus & Chaliwaté

Receive a powerful message about climate change through brilliant physical theatre, comedy and low-tech wizardry in this London premiere.

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, 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.

Part of London International Mime Festival 2019

Dates & times

21 Jan 2019 - 23 Jan 2019
Approximate run time: 30 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Purcell Room


Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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need to know

Age recommendation
For ages 7+

Event information
There is a post-show discussion (approx 25 mins) after the performance on Tuesday 22 January.