“Thrilling….the pace of the performance never letting up” The Observer 


Our hit  dystopian sci-fi thriller exploring the dangers of mass surveillance returns to London for its fourth run this summer – don’t miss it -BOOK HERE!

‘High-octane mime…a pint sized epic‘ ★★★★★ The Times

A nightmarish tale of love, betrayal and technological power from the multi-award winning makers of Translunar Paradise and Ballad of the Burning Star.

Inspired by Edward Snowden’s revelations and state surveillance, Theatre Ad Infinitum conjures an Orwellian future where a totalitarian regime monitors the thoughts of its citizens through implants.

Blending anime-style storytelling and pulsating soundscapes, Light draws audiences into its sci-fi realm. Torchlight innovatively illuminates this wordless production set atmospherically in darkness.

Theatre Ad Infinitum‘s work defies easy categorisation. Effortlessly switching styles in service of its latest subject, the international ensemble’s productions have been touring the world since 2008.

‘Exceptional ★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ Exeunt  ★★★★ British Theatre Guide 

Light is a co-commission by the London International Mime Festival, produced in association with Redbridge Drama Centre and The Lowry, and supported by Arts Council England, and Theatre Bench.

Age Recommendation: 12+
Running Time: 70 mins


Light, Theatre Ad Infinitum - Photo Alex Brenner



Nominated for a Total Theatre Award, our five star production, Light, is a sell-out at the Barbican/LIMF 2015, and at Edinburgh Fringe 2014

2014 was our seventh consecutive year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Those who know our work also know that each production aims to surprise by being completely different to any other piece we’ve made. 2014 was no exception…

We had a wonderful time premiering, Light, at Pleasance as part of the 2014 Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 30 July – 25 August. Highlights included being Shortlisted for a Total Theatre Award in the Visual/Physical category, five and four star reviews and selling out to 4000 spectators. There are more details are below…

Then in 2015, Light London Premiered at Barbican as part of the London International Mime Festival where it sold out months in advance, and was once again a critically acclaimed success receiving a stunning five star review in The Times. Light then went on to tour nationally, selling out venues and continuing to wow audiences around the country and is still touring to this day…

Theatre Ad Infinitum - 'Light' (c) Alex Brenner, no use without credit permitted (_DSC0981) copy

Nominated: Total Theatre Award – Physical Visual Theatre

Press Reactions:



The Times“High-octane mime… a pint sized epic”

Read the full review here.


Everything Theatre“To experience innovative theatre that takes the art form to new heights, see this show”

Read the full review here.

The Observer – “Thrilling….the pace of the performance never letting up”

Light and Co-AD George Mann feature on Al Jezeera’s News Channel along with some other great companies who’ve also been inspired by Edward Snowden’s revelations to explore the surveillance theme through theatre. You can watch it here!


The Huffington Post – Jo Verrent discusses artists and companies at the Fringe who integrate Disabled Artists and recognises Light




We performed work-in-progress showings of the project during the creative process followed by post-show feedback / Q&A sessions in London 15th – 18th January 2014:

  • January 15th 2014, 2pm & 8pm at Redbridge Drama Centre London.
  • January 17th & 18th 2014, 7.30pm at Pleasance Theatre London.

Previews and Performances in 2014

20-21 June | Redbridge Drama Centre as part of Labyrinth Theatre Festival

17 July | The Theatre Tent, Latitude Festival, Suffolk

World Premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

30th July – 25th Aug (except 11th and 18th Aug) | Pleasance King Dome, Potterow, 1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AL – part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

21st Sept | Park Teatret, Non-Stop Festivalen, Moss, Norway


15th Jan | Redbridge Drama Centre, South Woodford, Greater London

20th – 24th January | LONDON PREMIERE | The Pit, Barbican as part of the 2015 London International Mime Festival (LIMF)

27th Jan | Edge Hill University, The Arts Centre, Ormskirk

28th – 29th Jan | The North Wall,Oxford

2nd Feb | Royal & Derngate, Northampton

3rd Feb | The Core at Corby Cube, Corby

4th – 5th Feb |The Lowry Studio, Salford

6th Feb | Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead

10-11th Feb |  Unity Theatre, Liverpool

12th – 14th Feb | Bristol Old Vic, Bristol

16th Feb | King George’s Hall, Blackburn


28 Jan | Birmingham Old Rep, Birmingham

1-13 Feb | Battersea Arts Centre , London


28 Jan | Birmingham Old Rep, Birmingham 

1-13 Feb | Battersea Arts Centre, London

10-15 Oct | Battersea Arts Centre, London

17 Oct – 7 Nov | Light tours China


31 May – 17 June | Battersea Arts Centre, London

Light is a co-commission by the London International Mime Festival, produced in association with Redbridge Drama Centre and The Lowry, and supported by Arts Council England, and Theatre Bench.


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