Ockham’s Razor, the UK’s leading aerial theatre company return to Lancaster with their new show Tipping Point, from 1st to 3rd November at the Great Hall at Lancaster University.
The aerial company are firm Lancaster favourites with their dates regularly selling out. They previously performed Not Until We Are Lost to a packed audience at Lancaster Castle in 2014 – as part of the annual ‘Light Up Lancaster’ celebrations.
In their latest show Tipping Point the cast transform 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 five 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 by Adem Ilhan & Quinta who have previously worked with Radiohead, Hot Chip and Bat For Lashes.
The show has just won the prestigious Total Theatre and Jacksons Lane award for Circus at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
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.
Further information can be found at www.lancasterarts.org
Further information about Ockham’s Razor can be found on their website: http://www.ockhamsrazor.co.uk/
Images by Mark Dawson Photography