“The Mill is the first full-length show from hot young aerial theatre company Ockham’s Razor” – The Stage
“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
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).
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 Sedgewick
Performers: 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 Bicat
Sound and original score: Derek Nisbet
Lighting Design: Phil Supple