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.


What the press say

“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

“really uplifting, often amusing and always enjoyable”

British Theatre Guide

“a warm, forthright lovingly made show”

The Times

“the stories are told with honesty, wit and clarity”


“brave, thought-provoking and wonderful”

The List

“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

“Memento Mori, is a ravishingly graceful pas de deux for a man and a woman”

The Daily Telegraph

"a thrilling seduction" 

Australian Stage


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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, Faith Fahy and Charlotte Mooney

Piano Composition and Performance by
Chioma Uma

Lighting Designer
Phil Supple

Costume Designer
Tina Bicat

Musical Direction, Re-composition, Arrangements, Sound Design and Production by
Max Reinhardt

Assistant Costume Designer
Kit Bicât

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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