BN1 readers can exclusively enjoy a 50% discount on full price tickets of Ockham’s Razor (making them just £9.50) by quoting ‘BN1’. Tickets can be purchased online at worthingtheatres.co.uk, by phone on 01903 206 206 or in person at the box office.
Audiences in Worthing have recently been introduced to a new genre of live entertainment, as the theatres have become a home for contemporary circus in their razor sharp Summer of Circus season.
So far the season has taken off with productions that accommodate for all ages, with lots of families experiencing the genre for the first time. They’ve had international circus companies visit especially for the festival, including Australian troupe Trash Test Dummies. Circus giants Jacksons Lane co-produced their opening show The Hogwallops at the Pavilion Theatre, with the company’s Artistic Director Adrian Berry commenting, “it’s an astonishing place to be, there’s such a range of great circus companies in one of the most beautiful touring venues we’ve visited.”
Now halfway through the season, there’s a lot more in store for people who haven’t had a chance to experience it yet. For anyone with a taste of adventure the UK’s only outdoor flying trapeze makes its home at Lancing Beach Green from Sat 27 Aug – Sun 4 Sept, where you can book a class to swing in the skies or enjoy free performances from Gorilla Circus. Families can look forward to Metta Theatre’s Blown Away on Sat 17 Sept. A wonderful story great for younger audience members, it follows Penguin Blue on his adventure to find his kite, told through a beautiful tale of song and circus.
What will really have audiences on the edge of their seats though is Ockham’s Razor who will be presenting their triple bill Arc, Every Action and Memento Mori. Ranked in Time Out’s top five circus shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, this triple bill will exhibit aerial and physical theatre, with completely original pieces of equipment. Stories unfold from the vulnerability, trust and reliance that exist between people in the air.
The name Ockham’s Razor comes from a logical principle attributed to the medieval philosopher William of Ockham. It states that between two plausible theories, the simpler is preferable. It is called a razor because it cuts out unnecessary elements. As a company, they work with this simple approach. “It’s been brilliant to be able to dedicate a season to such an exciting, non-traditional form of theatre,” said Worthing Theatre’s Head of Culture, Amanda O’Reilly. “The reaction has been really great and Worthing is now being recognised as the leading location in Sussex for contemporary circus.” Ockham’s Razor will close the Summer of Circus on Fri 16 – Sat 17 Sept at Worthing’s Pavilion Theatre. BN1 readers can exclusively enjoy a 50% discount on full price tickets (making them just £9.50) by quoting ‘BN1’. Tickets can be purchased online at worthingtheatres.co.uk, by phone on 01903 206 206 or in person at the box office.