20 Feb - 9 Mar

I'M A PHOENIX, BITCH

Bryony Kimmings

8pm (2:30pm Saturday matinees)
Grand Hall

Price: £15 - £30
Each ticket includes a souvenir Phoenix programme worth £4

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Following a 5 star sell-out run, Bryony Kimmings returns to our Grand Hall in 2019 for 3 weeks only.


'An exhilarating ride. Wacky and wonderful.'
★★★★★ The Guardian

'Staggeringly effective. A tour de force.'
★★★★ Time Out

'A joy to watch'
★★★★ What's On Stage



Combining personal stories with epic film and ethereal music, Bryony creates a powerful, dark and joyful work about motherhood, heartbreak and finding inner strength. A mythical legend performed straight from a heart still pulsing with pain.

Ever sunk so deep you felt like you might never make it up for air?

In 2016, Bryony nearly drowned. Postnatal breakdowns, an imploding relationship and an extremely sick child left her sitting beneath the waves hoping she could slowly turn to shell. 

Two years later and she is able to deal with life again, but wears the scars of that year like a dark and heavy cloak. Who do we become after trauma? How do we turn pain into power? How do we fly instead of drown?

We will need new myths to survive the end of existence as we know it. Tonight a new legend will be created; that of the invincible and fearless woman; a tale Bryony wishes she had known from birth.

Bryony Kimmings' previous shows include: A Pacifists Guide to the War on Cancer (A Complicite and National Theatre co-production); Fake It Till You Make It (Traverse Theatre, Southbank Centre, Soho Theatre); Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model (Soho Theatre and UK Tour) and Sex Idiot (International Tour).


Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts and supported by Latitude Festival. Financially supported by Arts Council England.

Running Time: 1 hour, 20 mins

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Step-Free Access
This event takes place in our Grand Hall, which has step-free access through the entrance and a lift to the Balcony (higher seating). There is an accessible toilet near the Grand Hall.

There is step-free access into the main foyer of our building, and to the Scratch Bar with accessible toilet facilities on the ground floor.

Relaxed Performances
All performances will be Relaxed. At Battersea Arts Centre, this means that you are free to move about, make noise and come and go during the show. This does not mean that light and sound effects have been changed. For more info, visit our Access Page.

BSL and Captioned Performances
The performance on 7 Mar will be British Sign Language (BSL) interpreted
 

CREDITS

Conceived, written and performed by Bryony Kimmings.
Directed by Kirsty Housley and Bryony Kimmings.
Produced by Philippa Barr.
Art Direction by David Curtis-Ring.
Projection Design by Will Duke.
Composer, Tom Parkinson.
Sound Design by Lewis Gibson.
Lighting Design by Johanne Jensen.
Dramaturgical Support, Nina Steiger.
Creative Associate, Michal Keyamo.

 

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