An award-winning theatre company will be hitting UK theatres with their new show, ‘A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer’, this month.
Theatre company, Complicité, will be taking the subject of cancer and bringing it to the stage in what is promised to be an all singing, all dancing piece that will explore the ups and downs of having a cancer diagnosis.
It’s a show that will look past the fun runs, the pink ribbons and the nationwide coffee mornings and will look at the true struggles that cancer sufferers go through each and every day.
The show will be a collaboration between Complicité and performance artist Bryony Kimmings, an artist known for her penchant for tackling taboo subjects such as depression and sexual/mental health. This background in social-thought pieces, combined with Complicité’s artistry, will be sure to make ‘A Pacifist’s Guide…’ a show truly worth watching. The collaboration is a new move for the company since the show’s beginning, making this team up extra special and unique.
There has been a lot of hype surrounding the show too, with a number of journalists citing it as a refreshing direction for theatre – a medium that has been accused of being a little bit too tame for the last twenty or so years. And the content matter is certain to touch the hearts and minds of a vast number of people across the North East.
‘A Pacifist’s Guide to War on Cancer’ will be showing at Northern Stage in Newcastle between Wednesday 7th and Saturday 10th February.
For more information, including ticket prices, please visit northernstage.co.uk.
If you or someone in your life is affected by the subject matter of this article you can contact services like Macmillan Cancer Support on 0808 808 00 00 or visit macmillan.org.uk.