Chris O’Brien Lifehouse goes to the theatre! | Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
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We are delighted to invite you to a special production of The Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer on Tuesday 27th March at the Seymour Centre.

Lauded by The Observer as “A vital confrontation, extraordinary”, international award-winning theatre company Complicité have dared to be different by creating an uplifting play with songs about this scary topic.

A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer is a funny, moving show about newfound friendships, pain and death, mundane treatment cycles, hairlessness and scars…with songs and dancing.

Led by Bryony Kimmings, this production will blow everything you think you know about cancer out of the water.

Kimmings is famous for her unique takes on taboo topics—from her sexual health in Sex Idiot, to her boyfriend’s depression in Fake It ’Til You Make It, to her search for positive role models for her teenage niece in Credible, Likeable, Superstar, Role Model.

As a valued supporter of Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, you can access a special discounted rate via the link below:

As part of Sydney Ideas Q&A, following the performance there will be a discussion with leading medical professionals to share latest research and innovations in cancer treatment. They will be joined by cast members from the show.


  • Prof Madeleine King: Cancer Australia Chair in Cancer Quality of Life; Director, Quality of Life Office, University of Sydney and member of the University’s cancer research network.
  • Dr Judith Lacey: Head of Supportive Care and Integrative Oncology at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. Her primary interest is in the development and integration of supportive care interventions to keep people living well with cancer independent of prognosis or stage of disease. Dr Lacey has held various expert advisory roles regarding palliative and supportive care service delivery and development for The Cancer Institute, Cancer Council and other bodies in Australia.
  • Professor Janette Vardy: a medical oncologist working as a clinician researcher at the University of Sydney. In 2013 she established the Sydney Survivorship Centre at Concord Cancer Centre.
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