Ockham's Razor was formed in 2004 by Alex Harvey, Charlotte Mooney and Tina Koch, all of whom met whilst studying at Circomedia. Just over a decade later, the company has several critically acclaimed productions to its name and produces some of the most visually stunning and emotionally resonant circus theatre anywhere in the world.

What makes Ockham's Razor unique is their integration of physical theatre with aerial and acrobatics performed using original apparatus and equipment. Rather than paint the circus performer as a superhuman character who can achieve the impossible, Ockham's Razor draw on what is real and human, telling stories about vulnerability, trust and reliance that any audience member can relate to. They were the first British company to be funded by Jeunes Talents Cirque and in 2007 they premiered their first full evening programme at the London International Mime Festival to sell-out audiences. Ten years since their debut, Ockham's Razor has built an international reputation for innovative, arresting and accessible theatre.

Ockham's Razor are currently touring their show Tipping Point and are preapring their next show Threads, which will premier in spring of 2018 and will feature three performers, one live musician, 12 intricate layers of clothing and a giant see saw. We can't say we aren't intrigued.

Ockham's Razor is a hugely promising young aerial company who don't just have superb circus skills, but also highly creative brains.  -  The Guardian

Alex Harvey

Before coming to Circomedia, Alex had studied singing and fine art at university. On the BTEC course he specialised in aerial and physical theatre and now, when not designing the custom-built apparatus for Ockham's Razor, is a consultant for equipment design and creative rigging for other companies who want to do something different. Alex is currently performing in the show Tipping Point.

Charlotte Mooney

Charlotte initially trained as a dancer. Whilst studying English Literature at Sussex University she discovered a passion for theatre which brought her to Circomedia. Since forming Ockham's Razor Charlotte has devised, directed and performed in their work. She has also found time to work with other companies such as Improbable, Amici Dance Theatre and the English National Opera. Charlotte is a highly respected and experienced workshop facilitator and teacher and we are immensely proud to announce that she'll be one of the guest teachers on our MA course

Tina Koch

Tina studied Cultural Science and Aesthetic Communication at the Hildesheim University in Germany. She specialised in live art and visual theatre which inspired her to come to Circomedia and train in acrobalance and aerial. Tina has extensive experience teaching circus and physical theatre all over Europe and is Ockham's Razor's Head of Education and International Relations. Her directing work for other companies includes big ensemble productions for the National Centre for Circus Arts and Stefano Di Renzo's one-man shows On My Way and Hold On.

Click on the play button at the top of the page to watch an interview with Charlotte