Team profile – MIMI

Bit of a hiatus whilst we got into our groove with the show so here’s a profile of our wonderful Artistic Director – Mimi!

Full Name:  Mimi Poskitt

Role:  Artistic Director of Look Left Look Right.

What are your main tasks?:   Creating the show, recruiting the team, casting the performers and making the tea.

What has been your favourite moment so far whilst working on Above and Beyond?:  The day we walked into the Corinthia Hotel to begin the residency was a magical moment that I won’t ever forget.  As I looked round I tried to soak up everything I saw and I knew we were at the start of a really special creative process.

What is your favourite area of the hotel and why?:  It has to be the outdoor courtyard – you sit there and it’s silent.  You are in the centre of London and you can’t hear a thing.  It’s where I go when I need five minutes of peace and quiet and want to gather my thoughts.  I think some of the best show moments came to us when we were sitting out there.  It’s a place of magic.  It doesn’t help that Bruno, manager of the Lobby Lounge, makes the most awesome soya latter, the ultimate treat!

What is your main challenge due to putting a show on in a hotel rather than a theatre?:  The liveness of the space – the building is constantly in flux – which is part of the pleasure as well.

Without giving us any spoilers what are you most looking forward to one the show opens?:  One of the main things about creating a show like this is that until you open you have no idea how the whole show will work as a whole – so I think I’m most looking forward to seeing all the ideas we have developed come to life.  I can’t wait to see how our audience responds to the show and what wonderful stories we get from them.