A large wheel made of wood and steel is suspended from a 7 metre high rig and links into a system of ropes and wooden drums creating an exciting set on stage.

The system is powered by the performers using their strength and weight creating a precarious world where a seemingly small decision or action can gather momentum and impetus beyond our control. By turns treadmill and pleasure wheel, the system is the vehicle for a roller-coaster ride through every human emotion and its effects are unpredictable and dramatic.

The ensemble co-devised the show with Toby Sedgwick (Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer for War Horse) who also directed the show . Dramaturgy is by Rufus Norris (winner of The Evening Standard Award for Best Director).


What the press say 

“The Mill is the first full-length show from hot young aerial theatre company Ockham’s Razor”

The Stage

“a striking vision”

Evening Standard

“comedy and drama”

The Independent

“a terrifically imaginative and original show,
something really special”

The Guardian

“an engaging and ingenious piece of work” 

The Financial Times

“aerial artistry…with ingenuity and theatrical flair” 

The Times

“There’s no shortage of risk and split second timing as they roll, spin and flail on the wheel, but it’s the narrative line that carries you through” 

The Observer

“incredible, striking images.” 

Total Theatre


Show images




Produced by:
Turtle Key Arts

Devised by: 
Alex Harvey, Tina Koch and Charlotte Mooney, Stefano Di Renzo, Paul Evans and Steve Ryan in association with Toby Sedgwick

Ockham’s Razor (Alex Harvey, Tina Koch, Charlotte Mooney), Stefano Di Renzo, Steve Ryan

Equipment Design: 
Ockham’s Razor and Tina Koch

Costume & Design: 
Tina Bicât

Sound and original score: 
Derek Nisbet

Lighting Design:
Phil Supple

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