Performance artist Bryony Kimmings brings her trauma to the stage through this harrowing and brilliant musical, horror film-esque one woman show.
I’m a Phoenix, Bitch is Bryony Kimmings’ story of survival but told with a flair, emotional and physical honesty and theatrical artistry that is, often, breathtaking in its courage.
Drawing on myth and bodily strength in an ending that encapsulates her fight, Bryony Kimmings inspires us to keep going through the rough times that try to drown us in I‘m A Phoenix, Bitch.
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’.
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.
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?
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.
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.