The Woman Who Walks On Knives

Season Butler (USA)

Sat 13 Apr 2013

National Theatre Studio

Photo by Zbigniew Tomasz Kotiewicz

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. Even with Judy Garland, The Grateful Dead and Shakespeare along for the ride, 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. She lives and works in London.