One of the UK’s most significant performance makers, Bryony Kimmings, returns to Melbourne with a solo masterpiece about motherhood, heartbreak and finding inner strength. She combines personal stories with epic film and original pop songs, in a powerful, dark and joyous tour de force.
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.
Three 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?
In this story, a new legend is created; that of the invincible and fearless woman; a tale Bryony wishes she had known from birth.
Co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts and supported by Latitude Festival and British Council. Financially supported by Arts Council England. In association with Avalon.
Warning: Contains strong coarse language, both sudden and sustained loud noises, potentially triggering content or themes, including Mental Health
'An exhilarating ride. Wacky and wonderful.’ ★★★★★ The Guardian
'Staggeringly effective. A tour de force.’ ★★★★ Time Out
'A joy to watch’ ★★★★ What's On Stage