The Mental Health Foundation is pleased that we are supporting an extra, one-off performance of Fake It Til’ You Make It, Bryony Kimmings and Tim Grayburn’s new show about depression, at the Assembly Hall in Edinburgh on Monday 24 August at 12pm.
Fake It Til’ You Make It has sold out its entire Edinburgh Fringe run at the Traverse Theatre, and has had widespread media coverage and four and five star reviews. The show is a funny, poignant and very personal story about caring for someone with depression. This one-off performance will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by Andrew Eaton-Lewis from the Mental Health Foundation with contributions from Judith Robertson, programme director at See Me, Scotland’s anti-stigma campaign, suicide prevention trainer Stewart Moore, and cabaret performer Le Gateau Chocolat, whose current Fringe show, Black, is about living with depression.
Bryony Kimmings is a Fringe First winning theatre-maker. Six months into her relationship with Tim, who works in advertising, she discovered that he had severe clinical depression and had been keeping this secret from everyone he knew for years. Tim thought Bryony would want to leave him; instead, they are now engaged, expecting a child, and making a show together in which two people coping with mental illness talk openly – with jokes, songs and bad dancing – about what this feels like.
Fake It Til’ You Make It is one of numerous Edinburgh Fringe shows this year that explore mental illness, including a very successful Gala for Mental Health hosted by the Mental Health Foundation last weekend at the Pleasance. After Monday’s show we will be discussing this trend and what it might tell us about changing attitudes towards mental ill-health.
You can book tickets online at https://www.assemblyfestival.com/event/215/ or by calling Assembly Festival box office on 0131 623 3030