Ockham's Razor: This Time

Dance, Physical Theatre and Circus (circus, theatre)

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  • Accessibility:
    Relaxed Performance
    Hearing not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 6 months


Ockham’s Razor, winners of the Total Theatre and Jacksons Lane Award for Circus 2016 for their hit show Tipping Point, return with their new aerial theatre show, This Time. With groundbreaking design and compelling stories, four performers, ranging in age from 13 to 60, are suspended high in the air and swung close to the ground in an original take on circus theatre. A show about time, age and the stories we tell ourselves and how we are strong in different ways at different times in our lives. 'Britain’s most innovative aerial theatre group’ (Total Theatre).

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General venue access

  • Relaxed Performance
    Hearing not needed
  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

Relaxed performances

  • Dates: 4 August, 14 August, 21 August
  • Booking options: You can book independently online, or contact our access team for more information or to discuss any accessibility requirements.
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  • Additional information: Information not supplied

Be aware that this show features:

  • Audience chill out area
  • Permission to move around and make noise
  • Show guide or synopsis or character list

Show does not feature:

  • Total Audience Black Out
  • Flashing Lights/Strobed Lighting
  • Loud/repetitive/high pitched/unexpected or overlapping sound
  • Distinctive smells
  • Special effects (e.g. smoke/bubbles/pyrotechnics)
  • Latex balloons
  • Characters expressing anger
  • Heavily dialogue-driven scenes
  • Audience required to walk around
  • Audience required to undertake directed movement
  • Audience required to sing/speak along with/for performer
  • Audience invited on stage
  • Performer goes into audience area
  • An intermission
  • Permission to engage with performer

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Joshua 91 days ago

Great show! Beautiful and intimate and not least impressive. Simple but effective.

JM 100 days ago

This was excellent! I’ve been a fan of this company for several years and really enjoyed this show, too, even though it was very different from things I’ve seen them do in the past. It’s best to think of it as a play with circus in it, rather than a big flashy circus show. The performers deliver powerful monologues between pieces of movement. Very well done.

Ry Herman 101 days ago

Good show. I would recommend it. The interspersed monologues were particularly excellent.

Pauline 101 days ago

I've seen Ockhams Razor before and was blown away by them but found this show a little frustrating. This kind of performance obviously requires a number of short breaks but I would have preferred a show where other performers took turns to fill in the gaps rather than rely so much on dialogue

Marisa 105 days ago

Beautiful and touching. Loved every minute.

isabella 106 days ago

A special aerial dance, through generations and the events that life brings up.
Poignant storytelling that although paused the movement, they brought the movement within me, to tears, thoughts and emotions. Thank you for a beautiful and humble experience. I doubt I will find anything else in the fringe that will connect with my spirit in such a way.

Lorraine Prince 106 days ago

Beautiful aerial acro and dance, with quite innovative movement expressing the deeply personal and moving tales we are told by the participants. Laughed, cried, smiled.

Sarah 107 days ago

Stimulating and impressive. Slower than previous creations by Ockham but not worse for that. Thoroughly enjoyed. It was the favourite thing my 9 year old saw today

Blake 107 days ago

Give this one a miss. It is slow moving, low on acrobatic content, with rather a lot of dull and folksy story telling.

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The Scotsman (4/5 stars) 89 days ago

Circus is often the domain of the young, but not too young – people in their 20s and 30s at the peak of fitness. So before they’ve even made a move, this new show by Ockham’s Razor already piques our interest. ...

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Edinburgh Festivals For Kids 90 days ago

This is a truly touching show [...] I was swept away with the visual feast and touched by the stories. Our younger viewers found the talking sections perhaps a bit too long. But the circus and movement sections reeled them straight back in and kept them entertained.

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Edinburgh Festivals Magazine (4/5 stars) 96 days ago

What really takes your breath away in This Time aren’t the aerial manoevres, though the episodes on specially devised pieces of equipment are both imaginative and clearly accomplished. It’s what comes between...

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Miro Magazine (4/5 stars) 98 days ago

Ockham’s Razor specialise in creating original aerial equipment to accompany their work. In this instance, the troupe make use of a two-armed swing that folds in on itself, a piece of technical innovation that maximises the trust shared between them. With such equipment, alluding to the act of childlike play, This Time is an affecting and joyous event.

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Total Theatre 99 days ago

Fringe favourites Ockham’s Razor (winners of a Total Theatre Award with Tipping Point) are back at the beautiful St Stephen’s Church with new show This Time. And what a joy it is! It’s a very different piece to their earlier work. For a start, there’s a fair amount of text...

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The List (4/5 stars) 104 days ago

Testing the limits of body and soul in a multigenerational circus...

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Fest (4/5 stars) 107 days ago

Alex Harvey and Charlotte Mooney, the key artists behind the estimable company Ockham's Razor, are no longer the new kids on the block of British circus. Their latest show grew out of the fact that both recently turned forty and are the parents of a young child. Lasting just over...

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The Wee Review (4/5 stars) 108 days ago

Contemporary circus is so physically demanding that it’s usually the preserve of young adults. So it’s a real pleasure to see, not just a 60-year-old performer in Ockham Razor’s latest show, but an exceptionally young performer: Faith Fahy is just 13. Intergenerational circus, as the co-artistic directors note, has historically...

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