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Bryony Kimmings: I'm A Phoenix, Bitch

Following a critically-acclaimed, twice-extended run at Battersea Arts Centre, an Offies 2019 Award Win and a run in Brighton Fringe, Bryony Kimmings brings I’m a Phoenix, Bitch (co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts) back to Brighton for two Edinburgh Previews before her performances at Edinburgh Fringe, as part of the British Council showcase 2019.

Combining personal stories with epic film, soundscapes 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’ deeply personal show is an exhilarating ride via pop video, horror movie, art installation and therapy session….a double inspiration and a testimony both to human resilience and the healing properties of art”

The Guardian

★★★★

“Imagine a metaphysical glitter cannon of trauma being fired straight at your chest”

Time Out

★★★★

The Stage

★★★★

What's On Stage


Co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts and supported by Latitude Festival. In association with Avalon.

Financially supported by Arts Council England.

Credits

Conceived, written and performed by Bryony Kimmings

Directed by Kirsty Housley and Bryony Kimmings

Produced by Philippa Barr

Creative team

Art Direction by David Curtis-Ring

Projection Design by Will Duke

Projection Design Associate, Hayley Egan

Composer, Tom Parkinson

Sound Design by Lewis Gibson

Lighting Design by Johanne Jensen

Dramaturgical Support from Nina Steiger

Creative Associate Michal Keyamo

Choreography by Sarah Blanc Makeup Design by Guy Common

Design Assistants: Katherine Millar, Alice Winzar, Abel Oberon and Ian Cy

Costume Assistant: Alan Meggs

Senior Producer Consultant: Judith Dimant

Production team

Production Manager: Helen Mugridge

Technical Stage Manager / Video and Sound Operator: Froud

Additional Video and Sound operation: Mike Bignell

Assistant Producer: Becky Plotnek

Additional Technical Support: Beth O’Leary

Lighting Operator: James Smellie

Lighting Programmer: Emma Henderson


General Information

Access

If you have access requirements that you would like to discuss with us please contact the box office on 01273 678 822 or email boxoffice@attenboroughcentre.com. For more information abut accessibility at the venue see our Access page here.

Box Office Opening Times

The box office (phone line and drop-in service) is open from 10am to 4pm, Mondays to Fridays. The box office is also open one hour before the advertised show start time.

Dates & Times

  • Tuesday 23 July, 2019
    8:00pm
  • Wednesday 24 July, 2019
    8:00pm

Tickets

  • All Tickets
    £15
Running Time: 1 hour 20 minutes, no interval.
Performance
Bryony Kimmings: I'm A Phoenix, Bitch - Edinburgh Preview
Tuesday 23 July  – Wednesday 24 July
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