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Fake It Till You Make It (Bryony Kimmings Ltd, Soho Theatre and Avalon Productions)

By | Published on Thursday 20 August 2015

Fake It

A powerful, raw and important piece of drama; Bryony Kimmings and her partner Tim (who has no prior performance experience) tell a modern love story – their own, detailing Tim’s real battle with clinical depression. This piece tackles the stigma surrounding mental health, and the view that men can’t talk about their feelings. Bryony’s boldness, teamed with Tim’s shyness, is beautiful; it’s a privilege to be allowed entry into this sensitive place. With the ability to laugh at themselves the pair tell this story through humour, song, dance and interviews. Their open vulnerability is moving, brave and evidently cathartic for them both. If you’re lucky enough to have a ticket, make sure you take some tissues!

Traverse Theatre, until 30 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Stephanie Withers]