We perform as part of the skills ensemble in the Improbable and Phillipp Glass’ Satyagraha, the second in the composer’s landmark trilogy of ‘portrait’ operas about men who changed the world. This new production based on Mahatma Gandhi’s early years in South Africa, explores how the spiritual and political leader developed non-violent protest into a powerful force for change.

“An ensemble of acrobats and puppeteers conjure miracle after miracle.” - The Times

“An astonishingly beautiful work” - The Guardian

Satyagraha was first performed at the ENO on 1st May 2007. The production was remounted at The Metropolitan Opera, New York in April / May 2008, in March 2010 at the ENO, November/December 2011 at the The Metropolitan Opera, New York and again November/December 2013 at the ENO.

The performance on 12 November 2011 was broadcast live on HD in cinemas all over the world.


Commissioned by Manchester International Festival in 2009 Ockham’s Razor, Tina Koch and Oily Cart co-devised ‘Something in the Air’, a piece of interactive physical theatre, specifically created for young people with profound and multiple learning disabilities or an autistic spectrum disorder.

For each show an audience of six young people and six carers are seated in specially created ‘nest’ chairs and raised into the air to fly in safety and comfort with the Ockham’s Razor aerialists in a unique kinaesthetic adventure featuring live music. We toured this fantastic show all over the UK.


In spring 2009 we premiered a new production at The Lyric, Hammersmith in London. It was a family show we developed with Tina Koch under the direction of Theatre Rites co-produced with Lyric, Hammermsith in association with Theatre Royal/York. The production featured six performers, Charlotte, Tina and Alex as well as musician Nao Masuda, juggler Stefano Di Renzo and actor Eric McLennan.

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