Edinburgh sell-out and award-winning artist Bryony Kimmings’ new life affirming show is about clinical depression and men, made in collaboration with Tim Grayburn.
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. 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 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’.
1 in 4 of us will suffer from a mental illness in our lifetime, up to 8% of us can be struggling on any one day AND 70% of patients in the doctor queue are there for mental health reasons. It is estimated that half of male depression goes undiagnosed, yet mental health related suicide is the number one killer of men under 35 in the UK. So why do we find it so hard to talk openly about the subject? And how do we cope with it when it arises?
Some statistics for you…
- 1 in 4 people will experience mental health problems in any one year (Time to Change)
- 9 out of 10 people with mental health problems experience stigma and discrimination (Time to Change)
- Only 1.36% of the countries public health budget is spent on mental health (MIND)
- 72% of people treated for depression are female yet 75% of people that take their own lives are male (Men’s Health Forum)
- Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 35 in the UK (Mental Health Organisation)
Fake it ‘til You Make It with Bryony Kimmings and Tim Grayburn comes to the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday, 23rd November. Tickets cost €16 and may be reserved online.
There will also be a free masterclass with Bryony Kimmings on the Wednesday, running from 4 – 6pm. Admission is free but tickets must be pre-booked.
★★★★ “Kimmings is as vivacious and immediate as ever” The Independent
★★★★ “Warm and illuminating… it could even save lives” The Telegraph
★★★★ “a life-and-death love story, done with a lot of imagination and self-deprecating charm” The Times
Tel: 01 231 2929
All photos courtesy Bryony Kimmings / Tim Grayburn