"...big anthems, shiny costumes, blood, tears and real cancer patients" - A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer.

“…big anthems, shiny costumes, blood, tears and real cancer patients” – A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer.

Songs, sequins and 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 (Fake It ‘Til You Make It) collaborates with Complicite (The Encounter) to look behind the poster campaigns and pink ribbons at the reality of cancer.

“Angry. Funny. Healing. Empowering.” – Time Out

“Vital. An extraordinary musical.” – Observer

Contains adult themes and strong language.

For more information and to book tickets please click here.


Q: Who is the artistic director of Complicite?

Send an email to andrew.barnes@hackneycitizen.co.uk, with your answer in the subject-line, to be eligible to win two free tickets. A winner will be drawn at random this Friday 18th November.

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Tickets are valid on Monday – Thursday performances until 29 November. Tickets are subject to availability, non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered.

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