Overview

One of the UK’s most significant performance-makers, Bryony Kimmings, returns to Brisbane following her sold-out season of Fake it ‘til you Make it (2015).

I’m a Phoenix, Bitch is Bryony’s 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. Who do we become after trauma? How do we turn pain into power? How do we fly instead of drown?

Tonight, a new legend will be created – an invincible and fearless woman.

★★★★★ “Kimmings’ deeply personal show is an exhilarating ride via pop video, horror movie, art installation and therapy session ... a double inspiration and a testimony both to human resilience and the healing properties of art.” The Guardian
★★★★★ “I'm a Phoenix, Bitch is a remarkable testament to resilience. Steeped in honesty and made with impeccable skill, this is a glorious piece of theatre that demands to be seen.” The List, Edinburgh Festival
“The word-of-mouth, you-must-see-this, beg-a-ticket show. Performance artist Kimmings turns a terrible year – postnatal depression, relationship breakdown, desperately ill child – into a magical feminist musical.” The Guardian

Post-show Q&A: A Q&A with Bryony Kimmings and special guests will take place immediately following the performance on Friday, 20 September 2019.

  • AGE RECOMMENDATION:

    Recommended for those aged 14 years and older.

  • WARNING:

    I’m A Phoenix, Bitch contains emotive content, strong language, sexual references, flashing lights and haze effects.

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Presented by QPAC and Brisbane Festival
Co-commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne, Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts and supported by Latitude Festival and the British Council. Supported by Arts Council England using public funding. In association with Avalon.



Pricing Guide

Admission Adult $55 Concession^ $45
Admission A-RESERVE $42
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THEATRE WORKSHOP

  • Autobiographical Theatre Workshop

    Friday, 20 September 2019, 1:30pm

    Join Bryony Kimmings as she takes you on a whistlestop tour of how she begins her works. Watertight concepts, pithy and interesting lines of enquiry and perfect form. Come to this workshop if you are interested in making theatre about your own life! All welcome.

    To apply, send a copy of your CV to qpac.reception@qpac.com.au and tell us in 200 words or less why this workshop would be good for you. The workshop is offered free of charge, however, applicants must have purchased a ticket to the performance of I’m a Phoenix, Bitch on Wednesday, 18 September to be eligible.

    Applications close Friday, 30 August 2019. Successful applicants will be notified the following week.