Complicité programme for 2018 will include a reimagined version of Bryony Kimmings’ musical A Pacificist’s Guide to the War on Cancer and the return of the company’s multi award-winning one-man show The Encounter starring artistic director Simon McBurney, which will have a new three-week run at London’s Barbican from mid-April.
The cancer thing finished off another old friend at the weekend, the call coming between the official press night and my getting to Bryony Kimmings’ show. Even before that, having lost a brother this summer and several friends beforehand, I was among those who flinched at the title.
This new Complicite musical by Bryony Kimmings, looking at life when you have been diagnosed with cancer, runs at the National Theatre until 29 November 2016. Do critics think it is a strong and worthy musical?