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?
Kimmings is famous for her unique takes 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).
Complicité, the UK-based theatre company behind Malthouse Theatre’s 2017 hit The Encounter, team up with Kimmings in this funny and moving show about newfound friendships, mundane treatment cycles, hairlessness, and scars... with songs.
"A POWERFUL PIECE OF CONCEPT ART...A LIFE LESSON WE SHOULD ALL SEE"
"DIFFERENT TO ANY THEATRICAL PRODUCTION YOU HAVE EVER IMAGINED"
"A VITAL CONFRONTATION, EXTRAORDINARY"
PRODUCTION PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
Complicité Associates/Bryony Kimmings. Originally a co-production with the National Theatre.
Key image: Zan Wimberley
Images: Mark Douet
|WRITTEN BY /||
Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel with Kirsty Housley
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|DIRECTED BY /||
Eva Alexander, Bryony Kimmings, Gemma Storr, Lottie Vallis, Lara Veitch, Elexi Walker
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Event & ticketing details
Dates & Times
|PREVIEW||7.30pm, Wed 7 Mar|
|OPENING NIGHT||7.30pm, Thu 8 Mar|
|TIME TO TALK||6.30pm, Tue 13 Mar|
|AUDIO DESCRIBED||7.30pm, Fri 16 Mar|
The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006Get directions
TrainAny train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.
TramThe No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.
100 minutes (no interval)
Contains strong themes, references to terminal illness, haze, strobe lighting and strong dynamic sound effects.