Bryony Kimmings wants to talk about cancer...

Complicité Associates
Bryony Kimmings
Originally a co-production with the National Theatre
Written by Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel with Kirsty Housley Music by Tom Parkinson
Directed by Kirsty Housley

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Bryony Kimmings wants to talk about cancer but she's not getting very far.

Instead, she keeps hearing about battles, survivors, fun runs and new leases of life. What's everyone so scared of?

Written by and starring award-winning performance artist, Bryony Kimmings, who is famous for her unique take on taboo topics – from her sexual health (Sex Idiot), to her boyfriend’s depression (Fake It ’Til You Make It), to her search for positive role models for her teenage niece (Credible, Likeable, Superstar Role Model).

Her highly acclaimed collaboration with Complicité blows everything you think you know about cancer out of the water. This funny and moving show looks behind the poster campaigns and pink ribbons at the reality of cancer... with songs.

Get ready for a new way to talk and think about illness.

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“A vital confrontation, extraordinary” ★★★★ The Observer

“Dazzling, dark and deeply moving” ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

“It’s a universal story – a tender and healing shared experience” ★★★★ The Stage

“Extraordinary. Poignant and painful. Funny and surprising” ★★★★ London Theatre


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