One of the UK’s most significant performance makers, Bryony Kimmings, returns to Melbourne to present the Australian premiere of her solo masterpiece, I’m A Phoenix, Bitch. While she is here, Bryony will be coming in to PBS's State of The Art on The Breakfast Spread at 8:30am on Wednesday 11 September.

The powerful, dark and joyous tour de force about motherhood, heartbreak and finding inner strength combines personal stories with epic film and original pop songs.

In 2016, Bryony Kimmings 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, but wears the scars of that year like a dark and heavy cloak.

“My shows are usually born out of me going: ‘We don’t talk about this enough, this is problematic in terms of a political or feminist narrative.’ My hope with this show is to give the almost unspeakable traumas associated with postnatal depression and an ill child a voice. I wanted to create a show that cuts to the heart of these things but does it in a way that people can relate to, a way that we can still laugh and have fun.” says creator Bryony Kimmings.

I’m A Phoenix, Bitch By Bryony Kimmings at the Arts Centre Melbourne

11 - 15 September, 2019 (Post show talk on Thursday 12 September)

Wednesday – Friday : 8pm

Saturday 14 September : 4pm (Relaxed Performance and AUSLAN) and 8pm

Sunday 15 September: 5pm

Book: or 1300 182 183