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‘The magic of theatre at service to an emotional reality’: I’M A PHOENIX, BITCH – Battersea Arts Centre ★★★★★

In London theatre, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Michael DavisLeave a Comment

Bryony Kimmings’ latest show I’m A Phoenix, Bitch is autobiographical in nature in which she gives a very frank account of what it is was like for her a couple of years ago, where after a period of ‘bliss’, her life unravelled – ultimately reaching ‘rock bottom’.

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NEWS: Bryony Kimmings, Gecko & Daniel Kiston feature in Battersea Arts Phoenix Season

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Award-winning artist Bryony Kimmings’ first solo show in nearly a decade and the return of internationally-acclaimed physical theatre company Gecko will feature in Battersea Arts Centre’s Phoenix Season, celebrating the reopening of the Grand Hall, three years after the venue was devastated by fire.

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A PACIFIST’S GUIDE TO THE WAR ON CANCER – National Theatre

In London theatre, Musicals, Opinion, Reviews, Touring by Ian FosterLeave a Comment

A musical about cancer? As unlikely as it might seem, A Pacifist’s Guide To The War On Cancer isn’t even the first one that I’ve seen. That dubious honour goes to Happy Ending, one of the most misjudged shows I saw last year, but fortunately this Complicite and National Theatre co-production in association with HOME Manchester rejoices in a much stronger pedigree.

NEWS: Edinburgh Festival and Fringe Open

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Almost 20,000 people witnessed the opening event of this year’s Edinburgh International Festival when The Harmonium Project lit up the outside of the Usher Hall.

Designed to celebrate 50 years of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, the free outdoor animated performance saw artworks designed by 59 Productions projected onto the hall, in synchronisation with John Adams’ mesmerising choral work Harmonium.