Bryony Kimmings is a performance artist
Bryony Kimmings is a musician
Bryony Kimmings is a comedian
Bryony Kimmings is a playwright
Bryony Kimmings is a theatre maker
Bryony Kimmings is a writer
Bryony Kimmings is a director
Bryony Kimmings is a feminist
Bryony Kimmings is an activist and a fucking loud mouth
Inspired by the taboos, stigmas, anomalies and social injustices she sees around her Kimmings creates mind-blowing, multi-platform art works to provoke change. The work generally has a theatrical outcome but often incorporates many other mediums, including high profile PR and social campaigning.
Generally the work has centred around outlandish “social experiments” that Kimmings conducts with genuine genius intrigue and wholehearted fearless gusto. The artist sets her sights on the impossible and un-conquerable and tries to change public secrets into the year’s hottest topics.
Previous works have seen the artist retracing an STI to its source, spending 7 days in a controlled environment in a constant state of intoxication, becoming a pop star invented and managed by a 9 year old and tackling depression in men
Bryony’s award winning work has toured across the world. Most recently Antifest (Finland), Culturgest (Portugal), Fusebox Festival (Texas), The Southbank Centre (London), Melbourne International Comedy Festival (Aus) and Lisinski Opera House (Croatia). She has also appeared as a guest on As yet Untitled for UKTV.
Kimmings also mentors artists, teaches workshops, writes a popular arts blog, speaks on panels and is sometimes on the telly. She is an associate artist at Soho Theatre and is currently working on projects with the Royal Court Theatre, Southbank Centre and Complicite.
Her work has more recently focused on broadcast. In 2018 Bryony made the documentary “Artist in Residence: The Sex Clinic” for Channel 4 and appeared on BBC Radio 4’s ” Where’s the F in News”. The film Kimmings co wrote with Emma Thompson “Last Christmas” is currently in production, directed by Paul Feig and premieres this holiday season. This spring her first solo show in a decade “I’m a Phoenix, Bitch” makes an extended return to London thanks it’s to sold out audiences and 5 star reviews last year.
Visit Bryony’s website at: www.bryonykimmings.com
Follow Bryony on Twitter: @BryonyKimmings
‘Artfully crafted, tightrope walkingly fragile and really rather beautiful’
★★★★★ Herald Scotland
‘A hilarious, tear-jerking show about mental health’
★★★★ Financial Times
★★★★★ The Stage
★★★★ The Guardian
★★★★ The Independent
★★★★ The Telegraph