I'm a Phoenix, Bitch
Bryony Kimmings | UK
14–17 JANUARY Sydney Opera House $49–$59 + BF 80 MINS
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  • 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

  • Premium Full Price – $59
    A Reserve Full Price – $49
    A Reserve Concession – $44
    A Reserve Under 30 – $39
    + booking fee
I'm a Phoenix, Bitch
Bryony Kimmings | UK

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.

Important Info
Warning - this performance contain haze, flashing lights (not strobe) and strong language.

Trigger warning - some content may be distressing for some.

Recommended for ages 14+
Cast and Credits

Cast & Creatives

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 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 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

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.


$49–$59 + BF
★★★★★ "An extraordinary piece of theatre"
The Guardian
British Council

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