I'm a Phoenix, Bitch
Battersea Arts Centre, London
Running Time: 1 hours 20 minutes
Booking Period: 3-20 October 2018
Age Recommendation: To be confirmed
Relaxed Performances: All performances will be Relaxed. This means that you are free to move about, make noise and come and go during the show.
- Captioned - Friday 19 October 2018 at 8pm
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?
Bryony Kimmings returns with her first solo show in nearly a decade. A mythical legend performed straight from a heart still pulsing with pain. 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.
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.
'Bold, brave and very brilliant' The Independent on Bryony Kimmings
'Kick-ass in all the right ways' Time Out on Bryony Kimmings
Step-Free Access: This event takes place in our Grand Hall, which has step-free access through the entrance and a lift to the Balcony (higher seating). There is an accessible toilet near the Grand Hall.
There is step-free access into the main foyer of our building, and to the Scratch Bar with accessible toilet facilities on the ground floor.