Discover his inspiration for the children’s story about a cheeky little fellow with big dreams of being in the spotlight.
Bryony Kimmings, an award-winning performance artist based in London, will be bringing her brand new show to the city’s Battersea Arts Centre this October.
Titled I’m A Phoenix, bitch, it’s her first solo show in almost a decade. Kimmings brings together personal stories with film, sounds and ethereal music for a show that promises a powerful, dark and joyful experience.
The show is borne out of her turbulent year of 2016, struggling with postnatal depression, the end of a relationship and a sick child. Now she has rebuilt herself, turning pain into power.
Described in the past as “bold, brave and very brilliant” by The Independent, and “kick-ass in the right way” by Time Out, Bryony Kimmings’ past work includes Fake It Till You Make It at the Traverse Theatre, Southbank Centre and Soho Theatre, and A Pacifists Guide to the War on Cancer, co-produced by Complicite and National Theatre.
Running at one hour and twenty minutes, I’m A Phoenix, bitch builds a new legend, an invincible and fearless woman.
Kimmings is renowned for her social commentary, blurring the line between art, theatre and activism. Past endeavours have included tracing a sexually transmitted disease back to its source, and forming Catherine Bennett – a popstar designed by Kimmings’ nine year old niece.
Check out an insight into the mind of Bryony Kimmings in her 2014 popstar project below:
I’m A Phoenix, bitch arrives at London’s Battersea Arts Centre from 3 – 20 October 2018.
Tickets for Bryony Kimmings are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk.