[Cancelled] Cutting Out

Dates and Times

Wed 27 May 2020 at 7.15pm

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£12/10 (conc.)

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Presented by Viv Gordon

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.

A first look at Viv Gordon’s new work shedding light on the scale and impact of childhood sexual abuse in the UK. Part performance, part installation, part collective act of resistance, Cutting Out offers bittersweet laughs and life affirming rage.

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


The performance contains references to childhood sexual abuse and trauma. Recommended age rating 14+.


The company believes there are no health warnings for this performance.

If you have any other questions or enquiries that are not covered here please do get in touch by calling 0207 419 4841 or email James, our General Manager on [email protected].

About the company

Viv Gordon is a theatre maker, arts and mental health campaigner and survivor activist. Using auto-ethnography to tell mental health / abuse narratives from lived experience, Viv’s work is a campaign to forge survivor voice, visibility and community and to agitate for change.

Website: www.vivgordon.com | Twitter: vivGordonMFD | Instagram: @vivgordonmfd | Facebook: VivGordonCompany | #CuttingOut

Image credit (c) Imogen Harvey-Lewis

Image description: the eyes of a woman looking at a chain of animated paper dolls.

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