Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
Bryony and Tim try to cure depression with song and stories
Tim Grayburn is an executive at one of the more presigious advertising agencies in the UK. He is funny, extroverted and brave. He also suffers from clinical depression.
Bryony Kimmings is an extravagantly extroverted performance artist currently about to perform in the Perth Fringe World Festival in Sex Idiot.
Bryony Kimmings and Tim Grayburn looking all domestic in Fake It Til You Make It ( Photograph courtesy of the Blue Room)
Despite the obvious differences, Bryony and Tim are a couple. Bryony spends most of her life on stage. Tim spends most of his life at his desk. After six months together, Bryony finds out about the secret we don't talk about - male drepression.
This writing and performance collaboration between the two "seeks to blast the taboo of mental health out of the water - with home made music, stupid dancing, on stage arguments, real life stories, tears and truths." According to Jenna Mathie of Blue Room Theatre who are hosting the show in Perth.
Fake It 'til You Make It runs at four venues. Firstly at The Mandurah Arts Centre, The Boardwalk, Ormsby Terrace, Mandurah, on January the 30th and 31st, then from February the 3rd until the 7th at 8:00pm (special performance 4:00pm on the 7th) at the Pica Perfomance Space, Perth Cultural Centre, 51 James Street, Northbridge.
Tickets cost $30 (discounts for groups) and are obtainable from the FringeWorld website.