“This Time, is about time and transformation. There’s a sense of wonder in the work of aerial theatre company Ockham’s Razor, a lovely rapport between the performers as they swing, balance and fly.”  - The Guardian

“The mixture of ages is significant, lying at the heart of what This Time is about. Their skill and courage will remain with me a long time.” -  British Theatre Guide

“an intelligent, sensitive and heartwarming exploration of cross-generational relationships - what a joy it is” - Total Theatre


Premeired - May 2019

4 performers  70 minutes (no interval) Age suitability: 8+ Features emotive content

A show about time, age and the stories we tell ourselves. 

With a cast ranging in age from 11 to 60 This Time uses the imagery of circus, autobiographical storytelling and original equipment design to create compelling visual theatre which looks at perceptions of strength and ability: how we are strong in different ways at different times in our lives.

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 innovative new takes on trapeze and swinging cradle.


Directed by Charlotte Mooney and Alex Harvey - Ockham’s Razor
Produced by Alison King - Turtle Key Arts
Performed by Lee Carter, Alex Harvey, Charlie Wilson 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.and The Royal Victoria Hall Foundation.

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