Now Ockham's Razor, the award-winning circus and physical theatre company, brings its bold, feminist adaptation of Hardy's novel, Tess, to the stage, as part of the inaugural MimeLondon project.
With the distinctive style of performance it's been developing since its creation 20 years ago, Ockahm's Razor combines text from the original novel with the physical language of circus, something in which its performers, five women and two men, are experts. They weave together acrobatics, aerial, dance and physical theatre to create a powerful narrative retelling a story of power, loss and endurance.
Against a background of projections, Tess's ever-changing set involves wooden planks, shifting walls, ropes and swathes of linen, with which the cast construct surroundings evocative of Hardy's rural Wessex with its backbreaking physical labour.
We became familiar with Ockham's Razor in past editions of MimeLondon's predecessor, the London International Mime Festival so, based on past performance, we feel confident to predict that Tess will be one of the highlights of this new, very welcome mime project.
|What||Ockham's Razor, Tess, Peacock Theatre|
|Where||Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HT | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Holborn (underground)|
31 Jan 24 – 03 Feb 24, 19:30 Sat at 17:00. Dur.: 2 hours 30 mins inc one interval
|Price||£18-£45 (+booking fee)|
|Website||Click here to book|