Bryony Kimmings: I’m a Phoenix, Bitch at HOME

Kristy Stott, Theatre Editor
Homemakers
Image courtesy of The Other Richard.

I’m a Phoenix, Bitch at HOME Manchester, Manchester 26 — 30 November 2019 Tickets from £18.00 — Book now

Following a critically acclaimed twice extended run at Battersea Arts Centre, Bryony Kimmings’ I’m a Phoenix, Bitch comes to HOME Manchester.

Bryony Kimmings is a London-based artist who creates multi-platform live art, which is usually inspired by the cultural taboos and social injustices she encounters. Bryony’s award-winning work has toured internationally to Antifest in Finland, Culturgest in Portugal, Texas’ Fusebox Festival and Australia for Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Notable previous works have seen Bryony reinvented as a pop star by a nine-year-old; spend seven days in a state of intoxication in a controlled environment and an investigation to retrace an STI to its original source. Fascinating and fearless, Bryony’s work always centres around outlandish social experiments and the stuff we’d rather not talk about.

Bryony’s work always centres around outlandish social experiments and the stuff we’d rather not talk about.

Fusing personal narrative with epic film, soundscapes and ethereal music, I’m a Phoenix, Bitch is a dark and joyful work about motherhood, heartbreak and finding inner strength.

Back in 2016, Bryony felt herself drowning. Post-natal breakdowns, a struggling relationship and an extremely sick child left her frantically treading water, fighting to keep her head above the waves.

A dark and joyful work about motherhood, heartbreak and finding inner strength.

Four years later, she is ready to face life again but wears the scars of that year like a dark and heavy cloak. This performance asks: how does trauma change us? How do we turn pain into power? How do we soar instead of drowning?

Part live art installation and part therapy session, this deeply personal performance demonstrates the power of human resilience, the strength we find to bounce back and the restorative qualities of art.

I’m a Phoenix, Bitch at HOME Manchester, Manchester 26 — 30 November 2019 Tickets from £18.00 Book now

Performances

Date
Time
Session Features
26 November 2019
8:00pm
27 November 2019
8:00pm
28 November 2019
8:00pm
29 November 2019
8:00pm
30 November 2019
2:00pm
30 November 2019
8:00pm

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Manchester
Restaurant
Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester

Indian Tiffin Room is a restaurant specialising in Indian street food, with branches in Cheadle and Manchester. This is the information for the Manchester venue.

The Ritz Manchester live music venue
Manchester
Music venue
The Ritz

The Ritz was originally a dance hall, built in 1928, has hosted The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Smiths and is still going strong as a gig venue now.

Homeground
Manchester
Event venue
Homeground

Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

Manchester
Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar
at IABF

Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Rain Bar pub in Manchester
City Centre
Bar or Pub
Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

Manchester
Bar or Pub
The Briton’s Protection

Standing on the corner of a junction opposite The Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain.

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