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Bryony Kimmings

BRYONY KIMMINGS

  

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    United Agents  represented by Giles Smart

Bryony Kimmings is a Performance Artist based in the East Region. She creates full-length theatre shows, cabaret works, homemade music, sound installations and documentary films. Her work is larger than life, outrageous, visually loud, often dangerous, somewhat unpredictable but above all fun. Herwork follows real-life social experiments that she embarks upon with genuine genius, intrigue and wholehearted, fearless gusto. Bryony's work has been seen in galleries and theatres across the world, most recently at Frieze Art Fair, Soho Theatre, antifest (Finland), Culturgest (Portugal), Fusebox Festival (Texas), TheSouthbank Centre, Brighton Festival, Duckie, The Roundhouse, The Barbican, Wales Millennium Centre,Latitude, The Secret Garden Party and Assembly. Her 2010 work Sex Idiot won the Total Theatre Award andher 2011 show 7 Day Drunk was awarded a Brick Award nomination and Time Out Critics Choice award.

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        7 Day Drunk         Bryony Kimmings         Credible Likeable Superstar Rolemodel         Fake it 'til you Make It         Heartache.Heartbreak.         Mega         Pacifists Guide to the War on Cancer, A         Sex Idiot



7 Day Drunk

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7 Day Drunk, is an investigation into the relationship between alcohol and creativity and the well documented historical association between artists and mood altering substances. To test this Bryony will undergo a seven day experiment, designed by a clinical psychologist, a doctor and team of American IT experts, in which she will measure her creative output against different blood alcohol levels. the seven day period will be set up to function like a normal studio week; it will be an intense period of creating work: song, dance, poetry, acts and text inspired by the subject itself; alcohol and its affects on creativity. Bryony will be maintained in a variety of alcohol-induced states by the team and as much as possible continue her creative week as normal. Her artistic output will then be tested and measured in the ways in which the team have devised.

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Bryony Kimmings

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Credible Likeable Superstar Rolemodel

Credible Likeable Superstar Rolemodel
In an audacious, provocative protest against flagrant global attempts to sexualise and commodify childhood for profit, award-winning artist Kimmings and her niece Taylor, nine, decided to play the global tween machine at its own game. Taylor invented dinosaur-loving, bike riding, tuna pasta-eating, alternative pop star Catherine Bennett, Bryony promised to embody her, do everything that Taylor told her to, and get her famous - like super famous! This is their show: expect heavy weaponry and matching Laura Ashley outfits. For fans of seemingly impossible feats, shouting from rooftops and sticking up for the little folk. @bryonykimmings

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Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model took Edinburgh Festival 2013 by storm, winning critical acclaim as well as a number of awards including a Fringe First, the Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre Award 2013 and the Arches Brick Award 2013.

1st Produced:
Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh Festival Fringe     01 Aug 2013

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Bryony Kimmings / Escalator East to Edinburgh

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Oberon Books (2013) >>>    978-1783190638

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performance art 1 hour

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Fake it 'til you Make It

Fake it 'til you Make It
Six months into their relationship, Bryony found out that Tim suffered from severe clinical depression. This was a secret Tim had kept for a very long time. Fake it til you Make it is Edinburgh Fringe First-winner Bryony Kimmings' new work about clinical depression and men, made in collaboration with her partner Tim, who works in advertising. A wickedly warming, brutally honest and powerfully heartbreaking show about the wonders of the human brain, being in love and what it takes to be a "real man".

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written by Bryony Kimmings, Tim Grayburn. The book contains articles by Andy Field (Forest Fringe), The Vacuum Cleaner (activist and performer) and Georgie Harman (CEO of Beyond Blue), covering performance, art and mental health.

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Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe     06 Aug 2015

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Edinburgh Festival fringe

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Oberon Books (2015) >>>    978-1783199518

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Heartache.Heartbreak.

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An on-going gift of a work by Bryony Kimmings. Heartache.Heartbreak. is an endless letter to lost loves across the world. Begun in Portugal as part of a Forest Fringe residency this durational work seeks to eradicate loneliness, love pains and stupid tears by turning heartache and heartbreak into objects of ridicule. This Autumn Kimmings lands in Shepherds Bush and asks its residents for its cures for heartache. Connecting to the psyche of an area, asking its community for soul soup and stories, Kimmings then creates small pieces of performance for those who help her. Each evening these are played out like a jukebox of agony aunt solutions, old wives tales and straight talking slaps. This show is for anyone whose ever cried into soup alone, banged down doors or grasped at their chest in the night. Quick witted, endlessly chatted and oh so totally true. . . join Kimmings as she fights heartache and laughs right at love!

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Mega

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This is a coming-of-age tale of one hot summer, schoolgirl dreams and those moments in life when the magnificent becomes the mundane. Back in 1990, hopeful property developers built a giant space-ship-shaped restaurant on the side of the A14 near Bryony's home town. Bryony remembers the hysteria cursing through her town as the space ship was constructed - what she remembers more was its sad demise. Bryony invites you to become her nine-year-old self, pull on a shell suit, grab a walkman and embark on a trip down memory lane.

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Pacifists Guide to the War on Cancer, A

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book by Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel, music by Tom Parkinson, lyrics by Bryony Kimmings

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Sex Idiot

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Bryony Kimmings is a Sex Idiot. This year, following her very first STI test, 29 year-old Bryony discovered she had a common sexual disease. Not one for looking back, she was faced with the arduous task of retracing her sexual footsteps to see where she had contracted her little problem.

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