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SPILL The Woman Who Walks on Knives | Season Butler

Photo by Zbigniew Tomasz

Times: 6pm
Tickets: £7 / £5 (concessions)

SPILL Mix tickets give you entry to all SPILL events at Toynbee Studios / National Theatre Studio on that day. NB some events have limited capacity and you’ll need to sign up on the day (£20 / £15).

The SPILL Mega-Mix gives you entry to events over all three days (6, 7 & 13 April) and allows you to queue jump for limited capacity sign up events. Add all three days to your basket to get the SPILL Mega-Mix (£45 / £31.50).

The Woman Who Walks on Knives – a retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic, The Little Sea-Maid – is a grim tale of sacrifice, transformation and how far we are willing to go for love. Starting from the giddy heights of infatuation and plunging to the bottom of the deepest sea, this is a woebegone story of a woman who braves her most primal fears and takes the ultimate risk. This journey towards requited love may not reach its destination, but this little mermaid is determined to get there, or die trying.

Season Butler is currently reading a PhD in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College and is associate producer of the I’m With You performance collective. Season celebrates the contemporary savage, interrogates the myth of the civilised man, and attempts to discover how to be good through writing and performance.

Mentored by Julia Bardsley.

Part of the SPILL National Showcase generously supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and presented in partnership with the Live Art Development Agency.

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Date and time

13 April 2013

Please note
This is now a past event.


National Theatre Studio
83-101 The Cut