Man loves Woman, Woman loves Man – but Man has a mirror image, hell-bent on ruining everything.
Clearly, this is no time for Reflection.
About Behind the Mirror
Theatre Ad Infinitum brings you an hilarious cartoon world of fast-paced incisive and touching nonsense, Behind the Mirror: a bizarre love tryst between a Man, his Fiancée and his mutinous Reflection. This intensely exciting and poignant love story uses clowning, gobbledygook and mime. “Audiences from across the world, young and old have fallen in love with this simply beautiful and highly skilled production”.
How it all started…
Behind the Mirror was first performed in Oct/Nov 2007 at The Blue Elephant, in Camberwell, London. Following the overwhelmingly positive response to the work, we continued to tour the show taking it to the Pleasance Courtyard, Beside, in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2008.
The show enjoyed great success and critical acclaim across the board whilst at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2008 including: ‘Best of the Fringe’ Observer 2008, a Total Theatre Award Nomination, Mervin Stutter’s Pick of the Fringe, and four and five star reviews from National and local publications. The company were then invited to The Lowry, Salford Quays Nu Burlesque Festival in October 2008 to be part of a double bill with 1927’s Between the Devil and The Deep Blue Sea.
Following on from this success the company went on to tour in 2009 visiting four major cities across the UK, receiving Arts Council support, and winning a residency at The Exchange Theatre in New York as part of the Orchard Project in the US.
Awards and Reviews
NOMINATED FOR A TOTAL THEATRE AWARD 2008
“Inventive, very funny mime show (yes, really) … promising stuff from new Lecoq-trained company, Ad Infinitum”.
– Observer ‘Best of the Fringe’
“An exhilarating piece of wordless theatre … a company with a very promising future”.
– Metro ****
“The audience find themselves at the heart of this intelligent troupe’s imagination… the energy of the three performers is relentless, and nothing short of charming throughout”.
– Scotsman ****
“World-class theatre in its truest sense”.
– Lancashire Evening Post
To read all our reviews in full click here
Behind the Mirror Touring History 2008-11
LONDON | BLUE ELEPHANT THEATRE | 23RD OCT- 10TH NOV 2007
LONDON | ETCETERA THEATRE, CAMDEN, PREVIEW | 26TH JULY 2008 – 4PM
EdINBURGH | PLEASANCE BESIDE, EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE | 30TH JULY -25TH AUGUST 2008 (EXC. 11TH) @ 12.15PM
SALFORD QUAYS | THE LOWRY, QUAYS THEATRE, NU BURLESQUE FESTIVAL | 31ST OCTOBER 2008 – 9PM
The UK Tour 2009 Supported by Arts Council England
LIVERPOOL | UNITY THEATRE | 17 MARCH – 8PM
LONDON | JACKSONS LANE | 18/19/20 MARCH – 8PM
ORMSKIRK | EDGE HILL UNIVERSITY | 23 MARCH – 7.30PM
LIVERPOOL | FORMBY HIGH SCHOOL | 24 MARCH – 4PM
CARDIFF/CAERDYDD | WMC: STIWDIO WESTON STUDIO | 1 APRIL – 8PM
LONDON | REDBRIDGE DRAMA CENTRE | 2 APRIL -2PM & 8PM
OXFORD | OXFRINGE FESTIVAL: OXFORD PLAYHOUSE/BURTON TAYLOR STUDIO | 8-11 APRIL -6.30PM
NORWAY | MARKEDET FOR SCENEKUNST, PARKETTEN 1, SANDEFJORD, NORWAY | 9TH MAY 2011