Page extent: 56
ISBN: 9781786825889
Binding: Paperback
Female Cast: 1

I'm a Phoenix, Bitch

Bryony Kimmings

Paperback (05 Oct 2018)

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.

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781786825889
Female cast 1
Binding Paperback
Page Extent 56


"An extraordinary piece of theatre. I’m a Phoenix, Bitch shows Kimmings is an artist of exceptional integrity, compassion, imagination and guts...  a testimony both to human resilience and the healing properties of art... You could describe Phoenix as a subversive feminist musical, and it has elements of a pop video, horror movie, art installation and therapy session...a choking and exhilarating ride as Kimmings learns to trust in herself – and inspires us to do the same." Guardian ★★★★★