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Byrony Kimmings: I’m A Pheonix, Bitch (Avalon Promotions)

By | Published on Sunday 25 August 2019

Bryony Kimmings returns to the fringe with a heart wrenching performance which has you singing along and tearing up in equal measure. Pushing the boundaries of performance art, this experimental piece of theatre immerses us in her harrowing experiences of loss with charm and honesty. In of itself, Kimmings’ courage to stage this chapter of her life is awe-inspiring, but the way she does so is mesmerising: melding original song, intricate set pieces and film projection to illustrate her tumultuous mental state as she battles through her son’s illness and looses connection with the world around her. Although this is a story about rebuilding oneself from the ashes, the emotions are spine-chillingly raw, truly allowing us to live these experiences with her. 

Pleasance Courtyard, until 25 Aug. 
tw rating 5/5 | [Ella Dorman-Gajic]