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 in age from 13 to 60, This Time is this award-winning circus-theatre company’s thrilling new show. Performed with unique aerial equipment specially created for the piece, This Time explores time and transformation and the ups and downs of family relationships, and shows how we are strong in different ways at different times of life. Ockham’s previous show, Tipping Point (LIMF2017) won the Total Theatre and Jacksons Lane Award for Circus at the Edinburgh Fringe and has subsequently toured the world.