Tag Archives: mental health

I’m a Phoenix, Bitch

Battersea Arts Centre (BAC), London ****
Review: by Carole Woddis of performance seen Oct 10, 2017:

© Christa Holka, Bryony Kimmings, turning life into Art and horror story into a Grim Fairy Tale...

© Christa Holka, Bryony Kimmings, turning life into Art and horror story into a Grim Fairy Tale…

The last time I saw Bryony Kimmings, it was at Soho in 2015. She was appearing in a show with her then partner, Tim. Fake It `Til You Make It was the story of Tim’s journey through depression and their joint coming to terms with it – a sort of `coming out’ with the message that’s it’s okay for a man to say he’s suffering from depression. It doesn’t take away his masculinity. Continue reading

Blue/Orange

Young Vic Theatre, London (****)

© Johan Persson, Luke Norris (Bruce), David Haig (Robert), Daniel Kaluuya (Christopher)

© Johan Persson, Luke Norris (Bruce), David Haig (Robert), Daniel Kaluuya (Christopher)

Sixteen years on from its premiere, Joe Penhall’s explosive exposé about race and mental health has, sadly, lost none of its relevance. People from a black African or Caribbean background are still disproportionately likely to be `sectioned’ – detained without their permission.  Continue reading