OCKHAM'S RAZOR PREMIERED THEIR NEW SHOW TIPPING POINT AT THE LONDON INTERNATIONL MIME FESTIVAL 2016. IT IS NOW TOURING AND WON THE TOTAL THEATRE & JACKSONS LANE AWARD FOR CIRCUS AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL 2016.
“Ockham’s Razor push themselves to the limit in a terrific show that wields lethal-looking poles to blend circus acrobatics, playground games and trust exercises." - Guardian
“Their feats are, without question, impressive - exhilarating to watch, both thrilling and nerve-racking - a spellbinding performance.” - The Stage
Upper Campfield Market Hall, Manchester
Wed 15 - Sun 19 August
Ockham’s Razor return with their new full length show. Tipping Point is set in the round; the audience drawn in close, as the action veers from catastrophe to mastery. The five performers, enclosed within the circle of the stage, transform simple 5 metre metal poles into a rich landscape of images.
Poles are balanced on fingertips, hung from the roof, lashed, climbed, swung from and walked along, they become forests, cross roads and pendulums. The performers balance, climb and cling to this teetering world, supporting each other as they wrestle with the moment when things begin to shift. They must decide whether to rail against the chaos, struggling to exert order on a disordered world, or ride it out, allowing life to tilt towards the tipping point.
Tipping Point features a multi-layered surround sound musical landscape especially composed by Adem Ilhan & Quinta who have previously worked with Radiohead, Hot Chip and Bat For Lashes.
Produced by: Turtle Key Arts
Devised and Directed by: Ockham’s Razor
Devised and Performed by: Alex Harvey, Telma Pinto, Steve Ryan, Emily Nicholl & Nich Galzin.
Musical Composition: Adem Ilhan and Quinta
Equipment Design: Ockham’s Razor
Costume Design: Tina Bicat
Lighting Design: Phil Supple
Ockham’s Razor produced by Turtle Key Arts presents Tipping Point. Co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival and The Lowry, Salford Quays. Supported by Dance City, Harlow Playhouse, artsdepot & Lincoln Drill Hall.
Ockham's Razor is supported by PRS for Music Foundation and the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation.