A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer

A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer Tickets

Venue: 
Dorfman - National Theatre
Location: 
West End

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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Age Restrictions: 
Contains adult themes and strong language.
By: 
Book by Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel
Producer: 
Complicite Associates co-production in association with HOME Manchester
Director: 
Bryony Kimmings
Songs by: 
Music by Tom Parkinson, lyrics by Bryony Kimmings
Lighting: 
Paul Anderson
Sound: 
Lewis Gibson
Design: 
Lucy Osborne
Choreography: 
Lizzi Gee
Costume: 
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 Schedule
Previews from: 
Friday, 14 October, 2016
Opening date: 
Wednesday, 19 October, 2016
Available from: 
Monday, 28 November, 2016
Booking to: 
Monday, 28 November, 2016
Closes: 
Tuesday, 29 November, 2016
Address:
National Theatre, Upper Ground, Ground South Bank, London, SE1 9PX
Nearest tube:
Waterloo, Southwark, Embankment

Our 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.

Once again the National are pushing the musical boat out, and... Read more

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