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Circus act putting strength to the test in new show at The Lowry

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The award-winning circus company Ockham’s Razor return to The Lowry with their new show ‘This Time’ Thu 13 – Sat 15 June.

Produced by Turtle Key Arts ‘This Time’ is a show about time, age and the stories we tell ourselves. With a cast ranging in age from 13 to 60 the show looks at perceptions of strength and age: how we are strong in different ways at different times in our lives.

‘This Time’ uses circus, autobiographical storytelling and original equipment design to create compelling visual theatre. Featuring aerial acrobatics, the four performers lift, push and cradle each other over thresholds and ledges in this ground-breaking work. They explore the tangible differences between each other as bodies are suspended high in the air and swung close to the ground in innovative takes on trapeze and swinging cradle.

Looking at the immense changes we undergo over a lifetime – both physical and emotional – and how we navigate these, ‘This Time’ investigates love, care and frustration alongside our desire for independence and our yearning for support. It plays with the tussle between generations, within families and even within ourselves.

Ockham’s Razor are renowned for creating new choreography using innovative circus equipment. ‘This Time’ is no exception with a 360 degree rotating frame, spinning harness cradle and a cloud / trapeze hybrid for four performers.

Ockham’s Razor have gathered together a talented team of creatives – composer Max Reinhardt was the musical director of Oily Cart for many years and presents the Late Junction on Radio 3. Designer Tina Bicat won The Critics’ Theatre Award for her work with Punchdrunk and Phil Supple, lighting designer, recently designed the lighting for the WWl 100th anniversary celebrations at The Tower of London.

‘This Time’ is co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival, New Theatre Royal Portsmouth & The Lowry, Salford. Supported by Dance City & artsdepot. Funded by Arts Council England.