The headline show in this year’s London International Mime Festival, Ockham’s Razor’s beautiful piece was made at a moment when company founders Charlotte Mooney and Alex Harvey have turned 40 and have had a child together. They are at the mid-point, looking both ways: back through the mirror to childhood, forward to old age. They are joined on stage by a child, Faith Fahy, and an older woman, Lee Carter, and there are moments when the past enfolds the present and the future curls back in the same way that the bodies, suspended in space, curl around each other, limbs cradling each other. Everyone on stage knows their pasts, but they cannot predict their futures. Some on stage have a longer future than others. All they really have together is this moment, this time.
With a cast ranging from 13 to 60 This Time combines circus, autobiographical storytelling and original equipment to create compelling visual theatre. It looks at love, support and struggle in families alongside 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 thresholds and over ledges. Bodies are suspended high in the air and swung close to the ground in innovative new takes on trapeze and swinging cradle. Age Recommendation: 8+