A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer
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 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 latest highly acclaimed collaboration with Complicité will blow everything the movies have taught you about cancer out of the water. This funny and moving show will look behind the poster campaigns and pink ribbons at the reality of cancer: newfound friendships, pain and death, mundane treatment cycles, hairlessness and scars…with songs.
Get ready for a new way to talk and think about illness.
Image courtesy of Malthouse Theatre © Zan Wimberley
“A vital confrontation, extraordinary”
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“Dazzling, dark and deeply moving”
“It’s a universal story – a tender and healing shared experience”
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“Extraordinary. Poignant and painful. Funny and surprising”
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“Angry. Funny. Healing. Empowering.” Time Out
“The most influential and consistently interesting theatre company working in Britain” The Times on Complicité
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