Mark Douet
Mark Douet
Mark Douet

Written by

Bryony Kimmings and Brian Lobel with Kirsty Housley


Tom Parkinson


Kirsty Housley

Original Director

Bryony Kimmings

Assistant director

Michal Keyamo

Set and Costume Design

Lucy Osborne

Original Costume

Christina Cunningham


Sarah Blanc

Original Choreography

Lizzi Gee

Original Lighting Design

Paul Anderson

Revival Lighting Design

Marec Joyce


Lewis Gibson

Original cast

Naana Agyei-Ampadu, Amy Booth-Steel, Jenny Fitzpatrick, Hal Fowler, Amanda Hadingue, Francesca Mills, Golda Rosheuvel, Max Runham, Rose Shalloo, Gareth Snook, Lottie Vallis, Gary Wood

Revival cast

Eva Alexander, Bryony Kimmings, Gemma Storr, Lottie Vallis, Lara Veitch, Elexi Walker


Oroh Angiama, Jon Gingell, Phil Gould, Marc Tritschler, Elizabeth Westcott

Music director

Marc Tritschler

Original assistant director

Debbie Hannan

A Pacifist's Guide to the War on Cancer

Bryony Kimmings wants to talk about cancer but she's not getting very far. Instead, she keeps hearing about battles, survivors, fun runs and new leases of life. What's everyone so scared of?

This funny and moving production looks behind the poster campaigns and pink ribbons at the reality of cancer... with songs. 


Originally a Complicité Associates co-production with the National Theatre in association with HOME Manchester


Supported by

Mirish & Lebenheim Charitable foundation, Cockayne Grants for the Arts, The London Community Foundation, Garfield Weston Foundtion, The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation


Visit our YouTube channel to listen to the experts, the patients, scientists and creative team who made the show happen.

Watch our 'making of' documentary The Little c here


2018 Tour

Liverpool Playhouse

26 Jan - 3 Feb

Newcastle Northern Stage

7 - 10 Feb 

Coventry Belgrade Theatre

14 - 17 Feb

Canberra Theatre Centre

1 - 3 Mar

Melbourne Malthouse Theatre

7 - 18 Mar

Sydney Seymour Centre

22 - 29 Mar 

2016 Tour

HOME Manchester

20 - 24 Sep

Exeter Northcott

28 Sep - 2 Oct

National Theatre London

14 Oct - 29 Nov