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Fake it

Fake it 'til you Make it

“This production is going to change lives.” ★★★★★
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    Written byBryony Kimmings & Tim Grayburn
    Start date6 Aug 2015
    End date30 Aug 2015
  • TicketsPreviews £12/£8 concession. Other: Full price £18 / Standard concession £13 / Other concession £8
    Genre Festival, Theatre,


BREAKING NEWS: An additional performance of Fake it 'til you Make it will take place at Assembly Hall on Monday 24 August. Full details are available here.

Six months into their relationship, Bryony found out that Tim suffered from severe clinical depression. This was a secret Tim had kept for a very long time. Fake it ‘til you Make it is Edinburgh Fringe First-winner Bryony Kimmings’ new work about clinical depression and men, made in collaboration with her partner Tim, who works in advertising. A wickedly warming, brutally honest and powerfully heartbreaking show about the wonders of the human brain, being in love and what it takes to be a "real man".

Part of British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2015. / @bryonykimmings / @sohotheatre

Thu 6 Aug (1.30pm)

Preview ticket price
£12/ £8 concession

Fri 7 – Sun 30 August

Full price £18
Standard concession £13
Other concession £8

The amount stated is the final price for tickets through all sales channels. For further fee information, see our Box Office information page.


Age Recommendation

Access Performances
British Sign Language - Sun 23 Aug, 1.30pm

Note: Contains strong language and adult themes (particularly about suicide).

Image by Richard Davenport

Commissioned by Southbank Centre and Theatre Works with Soho Theatre. Produced by Soho Theatre. Supported by DanceXchange, Arts Council England, Peggy Ramsay Foundation and donations made by the brilliant people on Kickstarter.

  • Bryony Kimmings & Tim Grayburn

  • Bryony Kimmings

  • David Curtis Ring & Amelia J Hankin

  • Tom Parkinson

  • “This production is going to change lives.” ★★★★★
    The Public Reviews
  • A wonderfully moving and humane production full of heart and wit.” ★★★★
    Across The Arts
  • Kimmings has worked out how to use love as a special effect, and the results are liable to make grown men weep.” ★★★★
    Time Out
  • Kimmings knows exactly what she’s doing, and she does it brilliantly.” ★★★★
    The Guardian
  • An important contribution to the Festival Fringe.” ★★★★
    British Theatre Guide
  • "Artfully crafted, tightrope-walkingly fragile and really rather beautiful.” ★★★★
    The Herald
  • ★★★★
    Edinburgh Guide
  • A star of the fringe…” ★★★★★
    The Skinny
  • Driven by Kimmings’s own passionate, heart-on-sleeve monologue.”
    The Scotsman
  • Brimming with invention” ★★★★★
    Evening Standard
  • A hilarious, tear-jerking show about mental health” ★★★★
    The Financial Times
  • The problems of having the illness, and living with it, are highlighted in such a raw, interesting and non-self-pitying manner”
    What's On Stage
  • Bold, brave and very brilliant.”
    The Independent
  • An insightful left-field piece” ★★★★★
    The Stage
  • One of the most important shows at the Fringe this year” ★★★★
    The Telegraph
  • A life and death love story” ★★★★
    The Times
  • An exploration of masculinity that audience members of both sexes are finding profoundly affecting.”
    The Herald
  • May work as an alternative survival guide in the stakes of love, partnerships and metal health.”
    The Irish Times
  • One of the stand-out shows of the year."
    The Independent
  • Lovingly made, joyful-sad and full of honesty…”
    The Sunday Times
  • Performer Bryony Kimmings has made a compelling series of shows from the fabric of her own life”
    The Herald

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