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Cutting Out
Cutting Out

Sun, 10 Oct


GlassBox Theatre

Cutting Out

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Time & Location

10 Oct 2021, 19:30

GlassBox Theatre, Midkent College Medway Campus, Medway Rd, Gillingham ME7 1FN, UK

Show Details

Part performance, part installation, part collective act of resistance - Cutting Out tells Viv’s 1 in 11 million story.

The story of Viv’s hands (from abuse to activism) happens in a co-created installation of paper dolls holding hands in solidarity bearing witness to 11 million adult UK survivors of Child Sex Abuse.

Viv cuts out chains of paper dolls.

Look, they are children holding hands.

When she is finished there will be 11 million of them.

She wants you to see them.

To see how delicate they are.

Each doll personifies a hidden story of survival.

Each cut of the scissors, a decisive expression of defiance.

“I was struck from the outset by the beauty of this work, the delicacy, fragility, vitality, effervescence and its power and capacity for healing. It felt complete. I loved the solemnity of the first scene, and the final scene of flow dancing and reconnecting fragments, making everyone whole again. Deeply moved by Viv laying down beside them” - CSA Survivor

Written and performed by Viv Gordon

Directed and co-written by Tom Roden

Design by Imogen Harvey-Lewis

Music composed, performed and produced by Thomas Johnson

Produced by Molly Scarborough

Supported by public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England

With additional support from Strike a Light, Exeter Northcott Theatre, Strode Theatre, Prema and Lighthouse Theatre.

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