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’.
Written by Halley Feiffer and directed by Bethany Pitts, it’s fair to say that A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynaecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center of New York City is dark, even for a black comedy.
Intimacy: letting oneself be vulnerable to ‘baggage’, words and actions of another. Perhaps not a textbook romantic/sexual definition of the word, but in Hedgehogs & Porcupines, ‘hearts and flowers’ associations are stripped away, as it lays bare the reality of maintaining a relationship.
Watching Jekyll & Hyde, one releases that its core, it is about a man who is falling apart because he’s lost his sense of identity and everyone he knows is powerless to help him. A parable, if ever there was one, for seeking help with our inner demons.
Written as a response to their previous play Tanja, which explored life in immigration detention centres such as Yarl’s Wood, Stand and Be Counted Theatre’s latest show Where We Began looks at a cross-section of people who have – or will – fall foul of the government’s current immigration policies.