The Limbless Knight - A Tale of Rights Reignited

21 - 23 June 2013
Presented by Graeae in association with Strange Fruit

Programme: Island Fair

The Limbless Knight - A Tale of Rights Reignited

Event information:

Type: Circus, Installation, Theatre

Friday: 2pm & 7.45pm; Saturday 2.15pm & 6.40pm; Sunday 1pm & 4pm; Integrated AD & BSL on all shows.

Duration: approx. 35 mins


“Films are in black and white or colour. This film is in grey and these are the grey stories that need to be told”.

In this immersive theatre experience you are invited to play extras in a film where nothing is quite what it seems. Inspired by Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, an incident on a film set provides the spark igniting passions and protest, sacrifice and a call to arms in defence of human rights.

Directed by Jenny Sealey and featuring performers from the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, this new production features stunning aerial performance and sway pole choreography as well as the trademark Graeae aesthetics of sign language and audio description integrated into the show.

Also supported by:

City Bridge Trust, Big Lottery, Royal Victoria Foundation Trust and Circus Space

Image ©Alison Baskerville

Access infomation:

Getting there:
By DLR: Island Gardens
By bus: D3, D7, N50
By Thames Clippers: Greenwich Pier (walk through foot tunnel for Island Gardens)

Access:Integrated audio description
Integrated AD & BSL on all Graeae shows.

Standard marked pay and display parking bays are located off Saunders Ness Road.
Nearest accessible toilets are available in Cutty Sark Gardens (which can be accessed through Greenwich tunnel, lifts are available).


Tickets/Booking: FREE

Location & Map:

Island Gardens, Tower Hamlets, E14