Ockham’s Razor: Tess

Wed 20 – Thu 21 Mar 2024

Pentland Theatre

Ockham’s Razor: Tess

Wed 20 – Thu 21 Mar 2024

Pentland Theatre

Performers wear rustic 19th Century style costumes. Centre stage, one performer poses as Tess, with her arms out, mid-dance, hair billowing behind her, looking straight down the camera lens. Behind her, other performers are exhibiting acrobatic skills.

Tickets

Tickets

Tickets from £18
Schools Tickets £15

Venue

Venue

Pentland Theatre

Running time

Running time

2 hours (inc interval)

Age suitability

Age suitability

12+

Additional information

Additional information

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A Touch Tour is available on Thu 21 Mar at 5.30pm

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Ockham’s Razor produced by Turtle Key Arts presents Tess, a groundbreaking adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles.

★ The Guardian ★ The Scotsman ★ London Theatre Review ★ Plays To See ★ The Wee Review ★ The Stage ★ Manchester Theatres ★ Everything 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.

Presented by Ockham’s Razor

"Dreamlike... a highly original interpretation"

The Guardian

“Captivating and exhilarating, this production is hypnotic and teeming with physical creativity. Unmissable.”

Everything Theatre

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Touch Tours give blind or visually impaired audience members an opportunity to go up on stage and touch parts of the set, props and costumes to help immerse themselves in the imaginary world on stage. They can also be attended by anyone who would benefit from familiarising themselves with the auditorium and set before attending a performance.

Touch Tours usually take place 1 hour before the performance start time, but please check with the Box Office as this can vary.

To attend a Touch Tour, please contact the Box Office on 020 8369 5454 or email boxoffice@artsdepot.co.uk at least 48 hours before the touch tour.

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