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Graeae Theatre Company

Graeae presents

The Limbless Knight – A Tale of Rights Reignited

In association with Strange Fruit
Commissioned by GDIF

Four performers on 5 metre high sway poles are either side of metal scaffold style structure. Four other performers climb the strucutre while two are at its top.
Two performers at the top of a scaffold like structure. On the left a woman in a red an white dress is suspended in a swing. She looks at a man in a grey suit on the right.
Two performers on sway poles sway into a tall scaffold structure. The strucutre houses a group of female performers on aerial equipment. Underneath the sway poles two performers sit holding placards.


Films are in black and white or colour. This film is in grey. 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 as it seems. Tensions are high as our human rights are on the verge of being rewritten which sparks passion, protest and a call to arms.

Will a new sacrifice have to be made?

Who will put themselves forward?

This new aerial and sway pole outdoor production features performers from the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony and has all the Graeae aesthetics of sign language and audio description embedded within the narrative.

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Production Credits

Director Jenny Sealey
Designer Sofie Layton
Music and Sound Design Lewis Gibson
Aerial Choreographers Tina Carter, Grant Mouldey
Bespoke aerial equipment Tina Carter

With thanks to Zinc Arts ( for a great residential rehearsal space.

This show was developed with ex-servicemen Paul Burns, Jack Davies, Steve Gill, Patrick Povis, Jez Scarratt and Matty Woollard

This production is supported by Circus Space and devised by the cast

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Performance Schedule

Summer 2013

Next performance:

Saturday 7 September 2013 2pm & 5.05pm
National Paralympic Day featuring Liberty Festival
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford
Free event

Previous performances:

Performances times: Friday 2pm & 7.45pm, Saturday 2.15pm & 6.40pm, Sunday 1pm & 4pm
Location: Island Gardens, Saunders Ness Road, Tower Hamlets, London E14
Nearest DLR station: Island Gardens
Bus: D7, D3 and 135.

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The Limbless Knight - A Tale of Rights Reignited

Meet the cast: The Limbless Knight- A Tale of Rights Reignited

Limbless Knight – BSL Synopsis

The Limbless Knight – A Tale of Rights Reignited - Audio flyer

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