A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer

A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer

An all-singing, all-dancing examination of life with a cancer diagnosis. This brand new musical confronts the highs and lows of the scariest word we know.

Expect big anthems, shiny costumes, blood, tears and real cancer patients in this rip-roaring, heartbreaking celebration of ordinary life and death.

Bryony Kimmings creates fearless theatre to provoke social change. Her collaboration with Complicite looks behind the poster campaigns and pink ribbons at the reality of cancer: waiting rooms and chemo suites, changed bodies, family pressures and financial worries.

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A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer Child Policy:
Contains adult themes and strong language.
Book by Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel
Complicite Associates co-production in association with HOME Manchester
Bryony Kimmings
Songs by:
Music by Tom Parkinson, lyrics by Bryony Kimmings
Paul Anderson
Lewis Gibson
Lucy Osborne
Lizzi Gee
Christina Cunningham
Cast list:
Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Amy Booth-Steel, Jenny Fitzpatrick, Hal Fowler, Amanda Hadingue, Francesca Mills, Golda Rosheuvel, Max Runham, Rose Shalloo, Gareth Snook, Lottie Vallis and Gary Wood.
A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
Friday, 14 October, 2016
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 19 October, 2016
Available from: 
Monday, 28 November, 2016
Tuesday, 29 November, 2016
Booking to: 
Monday, 28 November, 2016

Dorfman - National Theatre

National Theatre, Upper Ground, Ground South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest tube:
Waterloo, Southwark, Embankment

A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer Customer reviews

Our A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer Review

This show calls itself "an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of ordinary life and death," but there's nothing ordinary about it: it's an extraordinary, sometimes weird but wonderful portrait of cancer, and its diagnosis and treatment, in all its terror and everyday mundanity, too.

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