THIS TIME (2019)
New Theatre Royal Portsmouth
Dance City, Newcastle
The Lowry, Salford
Edinburgh Festival- St Stephens Theatre
The new theatre show by Ockham's Razor is about time, age and the stories we tell ourselves.
With a cast ranging in age from 13 to 60 This Time looks at perceptions of strength and ability: how we are strong in different ways at different times in our lives. It is a show about transformation, about what changes within us and what remains. And it is a show about bearings - about looking up and seeing where we are, the power of that awareness and whether we can use it to help each other.
Featuring a series of aerial frames which are raised from floor to ceiling the four performers lift, push and cradle each other through a world of windows, thresholds and ledges. Bodies are suspended high in the air and swung close to the ground in an innovative new take on doubles trapeze.
This Time uses the imagery of circus to create genuine theatre; ground-breaking design alongside compelling stories.
Running time: Approx. 70 minutes (No interval)
Age suitability: 8+
Directed by Charlotte Mooney and Alex Harvey - Ockham’s Razor
Produced by Alison King - Turtle Key Arts
Devised & Performed by Lee Carter, Alex Harvey, Faith Fahy and Charlotte Mooney
Musical Direction, Re-composition, Arrangements, Sound Design and Production by Max Reinhardt
Piano Composition and Performance by Chioma Uma
Lighting Designer - Phil Supple
Costume Designer - Tina Bicat
Assistant Costume Designer - Kit Bicat
Aerial Consultant - Luke Horley
Additional Devising and Body Double for Faith - Emily Nicholl
Outside Eye - Bim Mason
Equipment Design & Show Concept - Ockham’s Razor
Co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival, New Theatre Royal Portsmouth & The Lowry, Salford. Supported by Dance City & artsdepot.
Funded by Arts Council England.