A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer

Complicité Associates & Bryony Kimmings present

A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer

Originally a co-production with the National Theatre. Written by Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel with Kirsty Housley. Music by Tom Parkinson. Directed by Kirsty Housley.

Wednesday 14 to Saturday 17 February 2018

  • Presented at B2 stage
  • Tickets: £14.75 - £19.75. Concessions: £12.75 - £17.75

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Bryony Kimmings wants to talk about cancer but she’s not getting very far. Instead, she keeps hearing about battles, survivors, fun runs and new leases of life. What’s everyone so scared of?

Kimmings is famous for her unique take on taboo topics – from her sexual health (Sex Idiot), to her boyfriend’s depression (Fake It ’Til You Make It), to her search for positive role models for her teenage niece (Credible, Likeable, Superstar, Role Model).

Her latest highly acclaimed collaboration with Complicité will blow everything the movies have taught you about cancer out of the water. This funny and moving show will look behind the poster campaigns and pink ribbons at the reality of cancer: newfound friendships, pain and death, mundane treatment cycles, hairlessness and scars…with songs.

Get ready for a new way to talk and think about illness.

Age recommendation: 14+. Contains adult themes and strong language.

Image courtesy of Malthouse Theatre © Zan Wimberley

“A vital confrontation, extraordinary”
The Observer ★★★★

“Dazzling, dark and deeply moving”
WhatsOnStage ★★★★

“It’s a universal story – a tender and healing shared experience”
The Stage ★★★★

“Extraordinary. Poignant and painful. Funny and surprising”
London Theatre ★★★★

“Angry. Funny. Healing. Empowering.” Time Out

“The most influential and consistently interesting theatre company working in Britain” The Times on Complicité

Wed 14 Feb 7:45pm
Thu 15 Feb 7:45pm Limited Availability
Fri 16 Feb 7:45pm
Sat 17 Feb 2:30pm
Sat 17 Feb 7:45pm
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