A groundbreaking circus adaptation of Thomas Hardy's Tess of the D'Urbervilles from Ockham's Razor, “Britain’s most innovative aerial theatre group” (Total Theatre).
An ensemble of performers weave together Hardy’s words and the extreme physicality of circus to tell this tale of power, loss and endurance.
Against a backdrop of shifting projections the cast wield wooden planks, climb shifting walls and move through ropes and swathes of linen to evoke the vast landscapes and interior worlds of Hardy’s Wessex.
It is a story which still has extraordinary relevance for our times in its incredibly nuanced evocation of female relationships, sexual desire, consent, privilege and poverty.
This retelling captures the beauty, heartbreak and yearning of the novel and draws upon the incredible strength of the circus body to create a Tess as heroic as Hardy intended.
Sat 21 October 2023 - Sun 22 Oct 2023
Post show talk
Join us after the show on Sat 21 October for a post-show talk with members of Ockham's Razor.
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Adapted and Directed by Alex Harvey and Charlotte Mooney - Ockham’s Razor
Produced by Alison King – Turtle Key Arts
Choreography: Nathan Johnston
Composition, Sound Design and Production: Holly Khan
Design & Equipment Concept: Ockham’s Razor in association with Tina Bicât
Set and Costume Design: Tina Bicât
Lighting Design: Aideen Malone
Projection Design: Daniel Denton
Script Advisor: Anne-Marie Casey