The Epicene Butcher

Storytelling • Running Time: 50 mins
Directed by John Trengove | written by Gwydion Beynon | starring Jemma Kahn | Illustrations by Jemma Kahn, Carlos Amato & Gwydion Beynon
Warning: Profanity, Profundity, and a white woman using a Japanese art form.
The Butcher is back! After years on the road touring this global cult hit, Jemma Kahn took a wee break to delight and astound us with her subsequent stories. But now she's dusted off her magic picture box and is ready to give The Epicene Butcher a fresh turn! The Epicene Butcher and Other Stories for Consenting Adults is back at Alexander Upstairs to satiate the demands of those who missed it and those who couldn't get enough of it. Come and see the 12th Century Japanese Buddhist story-telling tradition of 'Kamishibai' used 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. It's a unique theatrical treat!

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.

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