Bryony wrote a movie Last Christmas with Emma Thompson and Greg Wise. It is directed by Paul Feig and features music by the wonderful George Michael!


i'm a phoenix, bitch

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. A mythical legend performed straight from a heart still pulsing with pain.

Ever sunk so deep you felt like you might never make it up for air?
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?

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.


“Bryony 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


“Imagine a metaphysical glitter cannon of trauma being fired straight at your chest”




It's rare to see work by women – let alone a woman making a solo show – presented on such an ambitious scale, with such high production values and in such grand surroundings. More of this please.
What's On Stage




Battersea Arts Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts


Latitude Festival 


Avalon Promotions


RESEARCh, Development & production FUNDED BY

Arts Council England