Tue 14 Jan at 8.00pm
Wed 15 Jan at 2.00pm
Wed 15 Jan at 8.00pm
Thu 16 Jan at 8.00pm
Fri 17 Jan at 8.00pm
Bryony Kimmings’ offbeat, deeply funny and sharply heartbreaking feminist musical about the worst year of her life, when she lost her mind, her partner, her house and nearly lost her child.
Never one to shy away from big, scary topics, Kimmings’ processes her postnatal depression and the collapse of her personal life through the medium of witty and wacky songs, horror movie shtick, cleverly detailed set design and epic film projections.
Multi-platform artist Kimmings is renowned for provocative and personal work centred around social experiments. In 2010 hit Sex Idiot, Kimmings retraced her sexual and romantic history onstage to uncover the partner that gave her an STI. In 2011 work 7 Day Drunk she collaborated with scientists to explore the impact of alcohol on her creativity, staying intoxicated (in a controlled environment) for seven days straight.
Arriving in Sydney after critically acclaimed runs at Battersea Arts Centre and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, I’m A Phoenix, Bitch asks how we turn trauma into power; how we learn to fly from tragedy, not drown.
"Takes no prisoners and pulls no punches... a tour de force [that] should be seen at the earliest opportunity" – Quays Life
Cast & Creatives
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
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 and Rehearsal Direction 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 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
Co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts and supported by Latitude Festival. Supported by the British Council, and supported by Arts Council England using public funding. In association with Avalon.
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