A Suffocating Choking Feeling by TOMYUMSIM

Thursday 25th and Friday 26th April 7 - 8pm

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Living day to day, not knowing if tomorrow will come, Simone Hamilton is overcoming the odds. Rising star, singer and influencer, her followers have witnessed it all. But what makes them believe it’s all true?

A subversive interrogation of truth in the age of social media - inspired by Australian wellness influencer and cancer-con Belle Gibson (BBC’s Bad Influencer). Blending live performance with live streaming and interactive social media experiments, Simone Hamilton explores influencer culture and our dangerous obsession with crafting 'authentic' versions of ourselves online.

A Suffocating Choking Feeling plays with the boundaries of truth and ethics, testing audiences’ willingness to believe.

Praise for A Suffocating Choking Feeling:

'Not shying away from the provocative' The Guardian

'A notorious collision between social media and the truth' The Age

'TomYumSim walk the fine line between madness and truth' ★★★★ Plus Ones


Creator & Performer: Simone French
Director & Technical: Tom Halls
Lighting: Amy Daniels
Set & Costume: Rūta Irbīte
Outside Eye: Paula Varjack

Supported by Arts Council England

About this performance 

Age guidance: This performance is recommended for ages 13+.

Content warning: Depiction of medical procedure, Discussion of Mental health, Strong Language, Flashing lights.

Duration: This performance is 60 minutes long.

Interval: This performance does not have an interval.

Pre/Post show activity: This performance does not have any pre/post show activity.

Tickets: Tickets cost £10 (£5) and are available to purchase through Eventbrite.


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Find out more about TOMYUMSIM

TomYumSim (Tom Halls and Simone French) are mavericks of experimental theatre, shattering norms and crafting interactive and site specific experiences that beckon you to question both your world and your place within it. They make work that is interdisciplinary; combining digital technologies, music and video with live interactive performance. Hailing from Australia, TomYumSim are based across Greater Manchester and London. They have presented work across the UK and Australia; including Manchester International Festival, Cambridge Junction, Royal Exchange Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre, Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe, Word of Warning, Melbourne Fringe, Perth Fringe, The Butterfly Club & La Mama Theatre.

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