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)
**** 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.