Cancer is an incredibly complex topic to deal with – the struggle and strength of those who battle against it, the joy and jubilation for the ones who survive, the sorrow and acceptance for those less fortunate. How can you address all that in a single theatre show?
I personally have no idea, but I know someone who does: Bryony Kimmings. Kimmings has a knack of finding the fun in sad subjects without glossing over their seriousness. She’s also a master at turning non-performers into show-stoppers, as she recently demonstrated in Fake it Till You Make It, a piece that documented her partner’s difficulties with depression in a way that was both enlightening and uplifting. If someone can make a serious show about depression that is also entertaining then you know they are something a bit special.
So, expect to see real people up on stage telling their true stories, silly songs that have plenty of heart, and, of course, the captivating performance of Kimmings herself.