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Ockham’s Razor’s Tipping Point announce more tour dates

Tipping PointFollowing acclaimed performances in Newcastle, Manchester and Lincoln and their forthcoming two week run at the London International Mime Festival, from 11th to 23rd January 2016, Ockham’s Razor will be performing their new show Tipping Point in venues across the UK.

Ockham’s Razor, whose previous show was the highly-acclaimed Not Until We Are Lost, return with a new full length show with original equipment that transforms simple five-metre poles into a myriad of walkways, spindles, pillars and pendulums. Set in the round in a nod to traditional circus, audiences are drawn close to the action as the aerial artists balance, climb and cling to their teetering world. Poles are hung from the roof, balanced on fingertips, climbed, swung from and walked along as the performers 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, specially composed and mixed live by Adem Ilhan & Quinta who have previously worked with Radiohead, Hot Chip and Bat For Lashes. The performance sound will be mixed live and feature live glockenspiel and keyboards by Hazel Mills. The costume design is by Tina Bicat who won the Critics Circle Award for design for her work on Punchdrunk’s Faust, and lighting design is by Phil Supple who recently designed the lighting for the poppy installation at The Tower of London.

Ockham’s Razor formed in 2004, when Alex Harvey, Charlotte Mooney, and Tina Koch met at the Circomedia Academy of Contemporary Circus and Physical Performance in Bristol. Combining circus and visual theatre, they aim to create arresting, physical works on original pieces of equipment, telling stories through the vulnerability, trust and reliance that exists between people in the air. Their past work includes a Triple Bill of short works (Memento Mori in 2004, Every Action in 2005 and ARC in 2007) and The Mill (2010), their first full scale production. In 2013, their immersive, promenade production Not Until We Are Lost premiered at The London International Mime Festival and toured the UK and Europe throughout 2013/14.

Tipping Point will be Ockham’s Razor’s third London International Mime Festival show. LIMF, directed by Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, is a unique event in the theatre calendar, a once a year chance to see the very best and newest contemporary visual theatre, including cutting edge circus-theatre, animation and puppetry, mask, physical and object theatre.

Running Time: 70 mins (no interval) | Suitable for ages 6+
Directed by Ockham’s Razor Produced by Turtle Key Arts
Costume Design by Tina Bicat Lighting Design by Phil Supple
Musical Composition by Adem Ilhan and Quinta
Keyboard Hazel Mills
Devised and performed by Alex Harvey, Telma Pinto, Steve Ryan, Emily Nicholl & Nich Galzin

Listings information
With further venues to be confirmed
11th – 23rd Jan 2016 London International Mime Festival
Platform Theatre, London
University of the Arts London,
Handyside Street,
King’s Cross, London N1C 4AA
Mon – Sat 7.30pm | £18 (£16 concs, £11 Mon 11th)
Post show discussions Thursdays
www.platform-theatre.com | 020 75148380

4th – 5th February 2016
Pontio, Wales (Llwyfan Stage)
College Road, Bangor LL57 2TQ
7.30pm | £12 (£10 concs)
www.pontio.co.uk | 01248 382828

10th – 11thFebruary 2016
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales
Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3DE
Times and prices TBC
www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk | 01970 62 32 32

19th February 2016
Pontardawe Arts Centre, Wales
Herbert St, Pontardawe, West Glamorgan SA8
Times and prices TBC
www.pontardaweartscentre.com | 01792 863722

17th March 2016
British Dance Edition
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
Bute Pl, Cardiff Bay CF10 5AL
Times and prices TBC
www.wmc.org.uk | 029 2063 6464

31st March 2016
Lighthouse, Poole
21 Kingland Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1UG
Times and prices TBC
www.lighthousepoole.co.uk | 0844 406 8666

15th – 17th April 2016
Rose Theatre, Kingston
24 – 26 High Street, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1HL
7.30pm, Sat matinee 2.30pm | £18 – £10
www.rosetheatrekingston.org | 020 8174 0090

20th – 24th April 2016
Circus Fest
Artsdepot, London
5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London, N12 OGA
7.30pm | £18 – £12 (£16 – £10 concs)
www.artsdepot.co.uk | 020 8369 5454

6th – 7th May 2016
Dance City, Newcastle
Temple St, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 4BR
Times and prices TBC
www.dancecity.co.uk | 0191 261 0505

13th – 15th May 2016
The Corn Exchange, Cambridge
3 Parson’s Court, Wheeler Street, Cambridge CB2 3QE
Fri and Sat 8pm, Sat and Sun matinees 3pm | £17.50 (£10.50 U26s, £37.50 Family)
www.cambridgelivetrust.co.uk |

19th – 20th May 2016
Lawrence Batley Theatre, West Yorkshire
Queen St, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD1 2SP
Times and prices TBC
www.thelbt.org | 01484 430528

30th May 2016
Salisbury Festival
City Hall Salibsury
Malthouse Ln, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP2 7TU
7.30pm | £22.50 – £11
www.salisbury festival.co.uk | 0845 241 9651


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