Review: A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer @ HOME


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Writer and Director Bryony Kimmings has never shied away from talking about difficult topics in her work. Fake it till you Make It was a revealing and sensitive show about coping with mental illnesses, sharing the stage with husband Tim who revealed he’d been taking anti-depressants six months into dating. Now back with her new show A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer, her message is as strong as ever – we need to talk about difficult things, now. The musical follows a series of patients in various stages of their cancer journey, focusing mostly on the environment of sterile hospital corridors and waiting rooms.

After the enormous success of Complicte’s The Encounter (a play soon to be on broadway), there was a certain expectation for the staging to be slick but simple, which is exactly what was delivered from the company that commissioned and produced the musical. Certain accents of harshly lit EXIT…

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