The 2020 London International Mime Festival opens on Wednesday 8th January with aerial theatre company Ockham’s Razor’s THIS TIME

For 2020, the 44th year of London’s international contemporary visual theatre festival, opens with aerial theatre company Ockham’s Razor’s THIS TIME at Shoreditch Town Hall from the 8th to the 19th January 2020.

With a cast ranging in age from 13 to 60, and 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.

Suspended high above or swinging perilously close to ground, Ockham’s Razor’s artists amaze with new takes on trapeze and cradle routines in this visual theatre drama.

Created and performed by real life partners and company founders Charlotte Mooney and Alex Harvey, following the birth of their daughter and turning 40, THIS TIME comes from a desire to present an autobiographical  show featuring different bodies and  different ages considering the impact of change, memory and family.

Others in the cast include 60-year-old Lee Carter, who discovered a passion for performance at the age of 50 and until recently  danced with Tilted, and 13-year-old Faith Fahy, who studied circus skills, for just over a year at the National Centre for Circus Arts. Musical director is Max Reinhardt, musical composition by Chioma Uma, costume design by Tina Bicật and lighting by Phil Supple.

Ockham’s Razor is an aerial theatre company who combine circus and visual theatre to make work that is arresting and entertaining. The name Ockham’s Razor comes from a logical principle attributed to the medieval philosopher William of Ockham. It states that between two plausible theories, the simpler is preferable. It is called razor because it cuts out the unnecessary elements.

Presented by LIMF in association with Shoreditch Town Hall. Co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival.