Press Release: The Epicene Butcher at Alexander Upstairs Theatre

September 13, 2014

Directed by John Trengove, written by Gwydion Beynon, starring Jemma Kahn. Illustrations by Jemma Kahn, Carlos Amato & Gwydion Beynon.
Duration: 50mins


A cult hit across the globe, The Epicene Butcher and Other Stories for Consenting Adults returns to Alexander Upstairs for a mere week before the team disappear off to another exotic location. Come and see the deployment of a 12th Century Japanese Buddhist story-telling tradition known as kamishibai to tell 7 startling pop stories. The show is a mash-up of manga, sex, gothic horror and mainstream popular culture using hand-drawn illustrations and luscious narration.


The Epicene Butcher has to date received:


A Silver Ovation Award, NAF Grahamstown 2012
Critics' Choice & Audience Favourite, Fringe Amsterdam 2012
Best New Script & Audience Favourite, Musho! Theatre Festival
**** The Herald (Edinburgh Fringe)
**** The List (Edinburgh Fringe)
**** Broadwaybaby
**** Broadway World

'Jemma Kahn is brilliant. I came away with my mind slightly blown.' - Annie Lennox, who saw the show at Alexander Bar!

Jemma Kahn was selected as one of M&G's Top 200 Young South Africans in 2013 and as one of AfriPOP's Top 5 Women to Watch in SA Theatre.



Tickets are R90 (at venue) / R80 (onlined).

Booking at or at at Alexander Bar.

Mon 15th Sep 9pm

Tue 16th Sep 9pm

Wed 17th Sep 9pm

Thu 18th Sep 9pm

Fri 19th Sep 9pm

Sat 20th Sep 9pm


Press release provided by Alexander Upstairs.

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