‘Dark Side of the Mime’ by Teatteri Takomo explores the grotesque like nothing else. It mixes together clowning with classic pantomime, porn, splatter, and violence. In its core lies the foundation of our common culture and it’s taboos – we simultaneously gasp with horror and tremor with laughter because we all know we’re seeing the same things, even though the images are conjured up using only gestures. This is possible since we all have a dark side and Dark Side of the Mime exposes this darkness in a very raw, unhinged, and hilarious way. A clown-splatter-porn-mime-show!
This production is part of Brighton Fringe’s Finnish Season 2018.