Bryony Kimmings and Tim Grayburn: Fake it ‘Til You Make It

Bryony Kimmings and Tim Grayburn: Fake it ‘Til You Make It


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Bryony is an outrageous, hilarious and fearless performance artist from London. Tim is an outrageous, hilarious and fearless account manager from a top advertising agency.

Bryony and Tim are a couple. Bryony spends most of her life on tour, trying her best to change the world. Tim spends most of his life at a desk trying his best to sell the world. Six months into their relationship, Bryony found out that Tim suffers from severe clinical depression. He had kept it a secret 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... from two people who know all about it. Expect homemade music, stupid dancing, onstage arguments, real-life stories, tears and truths.

A wickedly warming, brutally honest and heart-breaking show about the wonders and pitfalls of the human brain, being in love and what it takes to be a ‘real man’.


'Insightful' ★★★★★ The Stage'This production will change lives' ★★★★★ The Public Reviews'Brimming with invention' ★★★★★ Evening Standard ‘Beautiful and funny and intelligent and true’ ★★★★★ The Guardian (AUS)'An unconventional love story' ★★★★★ The Skinny'Clever balance between humour and pathos.' ★★★★ The Guardian'One of the most important shows at the Fringe this year' ★★★★ The Telegraph 'A life and death love story' ★★★★ The Times'Artfully crafted' ★★★★ The Herald'Liable to make grown men weep' ★★★★ Time Out'Bold, Brave and very brilliant' The IndependentWinner of Best Theatre Award, Fringe World Festival, PerthWinner of Weekly Fringe Award for Theatre at Adelaide Fringe


Suitable for over 14s.Commissioned by The Southbank Centre and Theatre Works, Melbourne and supported by DanceXchange, Arts Council England, Peggy Ramsey Foundation, and donations made by brilliant people on Kickstarter.Presented in Manchester by Contact and SICK! Festival.


Part of SICK! Lab, a four-day programme exploring what makes us who we are.Book a SICK! Lab pass to take part in all SICK! Lab activity across the week and get 10% off your booking for Fake it 'Til You Make It on checkout.


This event is part of Wonder Women 2016, Manchester’s annual feminist festival, running 3-13 March 2016.

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