Press: The Epicene Buther is back!

January 7, 2015

Cape Town can’t get enough of this global cult hit. The Epicene Butcher and Other Sto­ries for Con­sent­ing Adults returns to Alexan­der Upstairs for a week to sati­ate the demands of those who missed its last run.

 

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.

 

Run­ning Time: 50 mins
Directed by John Tren­gove, writ­ten by Gwydion Beynon, star­ring Jemma Kahn & Dylan Esbach as ‘Chalk Girl’

Illus­tra­tions by Jemma Kahn, Car­los Amato & Gwydion Beynon

Showing from 12 - 17 Jan

Booking online at R100 pp

 

Press release provided by Alexander Upstairs.

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