Epicene Butcher and
Other Stories for
Consenting Adults

“Twilight Zone meets Studio Ghibli”

The List

Performed over 400 times around the world, the much awarded and much loved 'The Epicene Butcher and other stories for Consenting Adults' was South Africa’s first introduction to the Japanese theatre form known as kamishibai, and Jemma Kahn. Seven stories that run the gamut from monasteries to manga, from the silly to the sublime.

“Jemma Kahn is brilliant. I came away with my mind slightly blown.”

Annie Lennox

Credits

The Epicene Butcher and other stories for Consenting Adults was developed collaboratively by the following extraordinary team.

  • Cast

    • Jemma Kahn

  • Writer

    • Gwydion Beynon

  • Director

    • John Trengove

  • Ilustrators

    • Jemma Kahn

    • Carlos Amato

    • Gwydion Beynon

  • Chalk Girl and Boy Hall of Fame

    • Klara Van Wyk

    • Glen Biderman-Pam

    • Tom Browne

    • James Cairns

    • Dylan Esbach

    • Sarah Jonker

    • Mmagosi Kgabi

    • Kate McDowell

    • Rachael Neary

    • Roberto Pombo

Images © 2019 Dean Hutton

“...a performance that showed us what
theatre is about in its absolute essence”

Jury Report, Amsterdam Fringe

Past performances

Brighton Festival

Brighton Festival

05/19/2014 - 05/21/2014

Brighton, United Kingdom

Perth World Fringe Festival

Perth World Fringe Festival

02/16/2015 - 02/22/2015

Perth, Australia

National Arts Festival

National Arts Festival

07/01/2013 - 07/07/2013

Grahamstown, South Africa

Alexander Upstairs

Alexander Upstairs

12/07/2013 - 12/13/2013

Cape Town, South Africa

POPArt Theatre

POPArt Theatre

01/29/2015 - 02/01/2015

Johannesburg, South Africa

National Arts Festival

National Arts Festival

06/30/2012 - 07/08/2012

Grahamstown, South Africa

National Arts Festival

National Arts Festival

09/16/2014 - 09/18/2014

Grahamstown, South Africa

Amsterdam Fringe Festival

Amsterdam Fringe Festival

09/04/2012 - 09/08/2012

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Jonge Harten Festival Groningen

Jonge Harten Festival Groningen

11/24/2012 - 11/25/2012

Groningen, Netherlands

The Market Theatre

The Market Theatre

04/03/2013 - 04/21/2013

Johannesburg, South Africa

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

08/09/2013 - 09/26/2013

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Adelaide Fringe Festival

Adelaide Fringe Festival

02/15/2014 - 02/28/2014

Adelaide, Australia