Monday, December 22, 2008

Mimescape mime artists uk perform as Toy Soldiers

Brendan and Mel perform as Toy soldiers in the mall of the emirates and inside ski dubai. They utilise there mime skills to create robotic effects. It is a great example of mime entertainment both in the uk and worldwide.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Mimescape and the fake paparazzi

Whilst Brendan and Mel are in Dubai some of the Mimescape team have been working with the fake paparazzi and spoof paparazzi group the Pressmen. They have been performing in London at various functions utilising both their performing and photographic skills.

mime performer as different characters

Brendan and Mel are currently in Dubai performing mime and character based mime entertainment. Here we have Brendan as a dancing Reindeer and a ballet oriented tree. Melvyn is performing as an Elf with Magic and balloons plus both are using robotics to perform as toy soldiers.

Friday, November 28, 2008

mime performers,mime entertainment and mimescape

Until Brendan and Mel go to Dubai they have both been performing as Mimes for a new museum in the centre of London. In doing this they have performed traditional mime in the classic beret and striped shirt white faced mime as well as performing Mime in the John Bull costumes. They both have worked as Fake/spoof Paparazzi for the photographic group the Pressmen. This weekend Brendan will be performing as Father Xmas as well.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

mimescape in Dubai for Xmas

Brendan and Mel will now be in Dubai from the 10th December until the 25th. They will be performing a variety of mix and mingle characters. The rest of the mimescape team will still be in London performing as usual. The allied group The Pressmen performing as fake paparazzi and event photographers will also be working in the UK throughout the Xmas period.

Friday, November 7, 2008

mime performer chased by egyptian mummy

Mimescape mime entertainer worked as part of a halloween promenade theatre extravaganza. A memorable performance involving Egyptian Tombs and mummies - a tomb of terror.

mime performer Brendan at Launch of Bentley car

Brendan as a mime with the team from area51. They created a circus show for a bentley launch. This was a stage show and brendan performed as a comedy mime.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

brendan and mel mime performers

We are now gearing up for the Xmas run in. We probably will be away from the 12th december working abroad. In this period probably doing mime,reindeer and elf,chefs and explorers.

Mel will be playing a guide in the next few weeks for a horror tour and brendan will be performing as a mime and also his halloween character.

We will have other members of our team working whilst we are away.

we suggest you don't leave your bookings to the last minute.

as always there is mime,robots and english characters available and fake paparazzi/photography with our sister company

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Mel mime entertainment comic tele presenter

Mel working at the vue cinema in leicester square for a vue cinema promotional event.At the same event area51 provided sci fi characters like the alien and the predator.

Brendan mime performer at Plaza shopping centre

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Mimescape,Mime Entertainment, Health and Safety qualification

Brendan has now qualified in a wide range of aspects to do with Health and Safety. He is now the health and safety expert for Mimescape and acts as a consultant to the Fake Paparazzi group

Given changes in the law and what is required of companies this adds a valuable resource for both Mimescape and the Pressmen.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Brendan,Mime entertainment and a safety message

Mime performer Brendan delivering a safety message

Monday, August 11, 2008

Brendan mime performer at Plaza shopping centre

Mime entertainment at the plaza shopping centre in Oxford `street central London.

Not posted for a while but Brendan has worked on various mime jobs and Fake paparazzi with the Pressmen. Melvyn has worked as a clown, balloon modelling and stiltwalking. As a crazy waiter and as a comedy film director. Plus his work with the Pressmen as a fake Paparazzi.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

brendan mime performer of Mimescape with health and safety. and Big Brother

Brendan constantly uses mime entertainment. Brendan worked for Southwark council on a health and safety campaign pushing the benefits of noise protection in the workplace. Brendan has just finished a course in health and safety, risk assessment. Now giving Mimescape a an extremely good grounding in these relevant issues.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Big Brother and Brendan Stapleton 2008

As I mentioned earlier Brendan is one of the leading mime performers in the UK. He is an expert in mime entertainment as he has a massive background in all sorts of theatrical performance. For Big Brother UK 2008 he filmed a range of mime skills including lots of illusionary mime.
It is these type of skills that provide the background to the entertainment side of Mimescape. A company with a wide range of mix and mingle characters.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Mel mime performer as crazy waiter

Mel using mime performance as part of crazy waiter act at private party. Last week he worked as a crazy waiter for area51 with Bill Brookman doing a duo crazy waiter act. With Bill it is possible to have a finale with singing and an accordian. As a trio with Suzy and richard there is a passing juggling act included and a tall unicycle routine.

Mime entertainment with

Brendan mime performer of Mimescape and Big Brother

Brendan as a mime entertainer/mime performer was called upon to make a short film to demonstrate mime techniques. This was shown to big brother contestants who as above demonstrated their new Mime performance skills. This is not the first time that Endemol have called upon Brendan to do some teaching as he is one of the leading Mime performers in the UK.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Mime Entertainment

Mel with a pearly King in the dressing room at the Hackney Empire. This was on the first night of the show for the band Madness.
Again it shows the versatility of Mimescape performers. Utilising mix and mingle skills,acting,dancing and Mime.

Mime Entertainment

Mel and Anna used their mime entertainment,dance and acting skills to work with the band Madness at the Hackney Empire. Many thanks to the founders of Stomp who booked them and sent them this photo of the show.

mime performers inc hector selector

Brendan and Anna as robots enjoying the summer air. This is an example of one form of mime performance,Robotics. Mimescape have a full range of characters, mimes and robots to fit with any performance.

Mime performers

Brendan used his mime performing skills to participate at Beeldig Lommel the European contest for living statues. He was invited to appear at this festival in June 2008. He created the character of Napoleon using mime performing skills from living statue to slo mo and stacato movement.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Mime performers

I will add some more information soon. Brendan has been in Belgium in a living statue festival. Mel has been using his mime performing skills working at a concert with the band madness at The Hackney Empire.
As mime performers both Brendan and Mel can use these skills to enhance all sorts of jobs. It is so important for communication to be able to express thoughts and feelings non verbally.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Mime artists - Traditional or modern?

In many ways it is effective to perform in the traditional style of white face Mime. White face Mime is very clear to the audience and bookers feel comfortable with what they are getting. But there is much scope for mime artists utilizing characters that can fit with many themes.
As Mime Artists in Mimescape brendan and mel are adept at both traditional and modern mime.

Mime artists and mime performers need to find what is right for their clients and audiences.

At our website their is a wealth of information and pictures of what Brendan and Mel provide.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Mime performers

Brendan and Mel are both extremely professional mime performers. Brendan has utilised his skill as a mime performer to do everthing from creating robot shows to coordinating ape performances for the film Tarzan and the lost city.. He has appeared many times on TV,Film and Theatre shows using his mime performing skills. Mel used his skill as a mime performer to create a superb modern mime act at Covent Garden. He went onto using these same skills in the comedy duo Emil and Mike and in the award winning show men in coats.
As part of Mimescape they can use their Mime skills to create mime entertainment. They can use their abilities as traditional mimes to create mime entertainment and also other Mime skills from creating interesting characters, to robotics and living statues.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Mimescape create Mime Entertainment

Mimescape create mime entertainment through the use of different types of mime. The classical/whiteface mime that is associated with Decroux and marcel Marceaux. This includes illusionary mime where balloons appear to float,suitcases don't move and running takes place on the spot. Street mime which includes lots of different ways of mimiking the mannerisms of others. Then there is mime entertainment involving the use of characters and ways of expressing using a phsical and emotional range of expression.
Pictures of mimescape characters including the whiteface mime can be found on this blog and on

Brendan and Mel worked on saturday with the Pressmen

The two founding members of Mimescape were working with the Pressmen team this weekend. Brendan as a Fake Paparazzi/ spoof Paparazzi in Leeds at a corporate function. Mel as a fake paparazzi/spoof paparazzi/ event photographer at the Derby at Epsom racecourse.
Yet again the Mimescape team show their versitality in working with the Pressmen team.(

Using both teams it is possible to get every type of Mix and Mingle performer from fake/spoof paparazzi to John Bull characters and Alien Tourists.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Melvyn and Brendan in Dubai, Mime,Music and Dance.

Melvyn and Brendan performing in Dubai via WAM. Mix and mingle, in the mall,the restaurant and ski Dubai where they were the explorers. They utilized theatrical skills, Mime and Dance.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Mimescape at Ascot- the wacky waiters

Mimescape performed as wacky waiters,comedy waiters for a corporate dinner at ascot. First they performed as comedy waiters/wacky waiters and in the same characters did a range of mini shows involving passing juggling clubs, juggling knives,a tall unicycle and some audience participation. The event was a major success. A comedy waiter performance including a variety show as the finale.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

latest info on mimescape mimes

Brendan worked for area51 doing a stage performance utilising various mime sketches.

Melvyn working as on of the pressmen fake paparazzi/spoof paparazzi, did a music video for the sven goran eriksonn impersonator and a whole group of look a likes.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

mime and mimescape present the footballer and referee

A comedy walkabout and mix and mingle mime and theatrical presentation.

Mime and mimescape present the golfers

Mimescape present the golfers. Characters who us mime and theatrical skills for mix and mingle, and walkabout.

Monday, April 28, 2008

John Bull perfect for promotional work

The 2 John Bull characters really are great for entertaining in walkabout situations. They can utilize their mime and verbal skills to add to most events. Whether it be a day promoting motorsport in Britain to welcoming guests to a charity ball. They create a visual impact the moment they are seen and brendan and mel use their skills to add to what a client wants and needs for their event.

A historic moment for Mimescape

Mimescape helping to support the charity Get Kids Going. This was all part of helping to create the promotion for Mr Slow Mo who was finishing the marathon one week late in order he hopes to raise 2 million pounds for this childrens charity. Here is brendan as john bull in a historic meeting. The john bull characters utilise a range of skills from Mime to physical theatre. As part of Mimescape brendan and mel have an incredible expertise with mime skills from illusionary mime to slow motion and robotics.
On this particular occasion mel was using his skills as one of the pressmen/fake paparazzi to support this charity. There is a report from the BBC as video footage showing mimescape and the pressmen on the website

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Latest News

Melvyn was just on BBC news whilst working with the pressmen as fake paparazzi/spoof paparazzi and event photographers at Aintree for the style pickers.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Latest news

Brendan has just completed a job doing mime and playing a character in the style of commedia del arte.

Mel just did a tango show with some dancing and some character work. He also taught a group of beginners Argentinian Tango. Also he did another paparazzi/event photography job.

brendan and mel are working on the website which hopefully will be ready soon.

we are just about to take pictures of our football and golf characters to add to our old fashioned tennis characters.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Brendan as Huntsman poses with the fox

Brendan playing the huntsman for the successful roadshow he is touring.

Meanwhile Melvyn was working as fake/spoof paparazzi and event photographer on saturday at the guildhall windsor. Also this thursday he is working as a Mime. Mime being the foundation of much of the work for mimescape.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Mimescape on you tube

In you tube look up mimescape. Especially the work on fake paparazzi as done with the Pressmen. The other 2 videos show melvyn working with mike on his covent garden street show as filmed for the hemma gunn show in Iceland. And melvyn as a comedy/eccentric/crazy waiter.
Mimescape are now collaborating with the pressmen and brendan has just been to Exeter in the roadshow against cruel sports.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Melvyn mimescape co founder on youtube


Melvyn alias Emil with Mike in Iceland for the Hemma Gunn show.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

mimescape and the pressmen fake paparazzi group

Mimescape as ever are working closely with the fake and spoof paparazzi group The pressmen. It is now possible to book both groups together in a bespoke package. In this way a company can get a finely tuned performance package at a very competitive rate.
The pressmen can be found at They include fake paparazzi and professional reportage photography.

Together they can produce an imaginative and atmospheric beginning to an event. This can lead to all sorts of possibilities throughout an evening. Fake and spoof paparazzi,walkabout characters,mime,physical theatre,clowning,acting and dancing.


Brendan has done his first show of this months roadshow at the LSE. A show involving mime,movement,acting and clowning.

Monday, February 25, 2008

brendan starts new tour soon

Brendan the co founder of mimescape starts a new tour of a theatrical production for the league against cruel sports. They will tour various universities with this roadshow.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

latest news

Brendan Stapleton is just about to do a theatrical roadshow for the next few weeks. Melvyn Altwarg continues to organize the performance of fake paparazzi/photographers at various corporate and wedding parties.
Both Brendan and Mel are working on creating the new website for Mimescape.
Mimescape == adding atmosphere,increasing smiles and generating interest.
Through mime and physical theatre they have a commitment to create amusement,laughter and suprise.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Friday, February 1, 2008

Brendan Stapleton on Jacques Copeau

For those interested in Jacques Copeau an article by Brendan can be found in the Copeau archive. He wrote this for the journal Total theatre.
Copeau had an amazing influence on french theatre in the 20th Century. This included some of the main figures in the mime and physical theatre world.
At mimescape we create our mime and character work predominantly to entertain ,thrill and suprise audiences. Our work is always based on a wide range of sources including much we have learnt from research we have done over the years.
So some ideas gleaned from Copeau on the body has been helpful to how we rehearse.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Latest News

Brendan and Mel are working on two new ideas involving football and golf. They are also beginning to create a website for their mime and character performances.
They are also involved performing as fake Paparazzi for various corporate functions where mel and chas amongst others will be doing the photography as well. Thus combining mime and physical theatre with professional reportage photography..

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy New Year to all

Brendan and Mel want to wish all their friends and clients a wonderful New Year.
They have just returned from a successful tour in December. Playing 3 different characters for the Emirates Mall,Kempinsky Hotel and Ski Dubai. Many thanks to WAM, Jenny and Ray for making this possible.

Mimescape now look forward to developing the company and making 2008 a great year.