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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.
None of it is her story... But does this mean it’s not true?
A Suffocating Choking Feeling is a subversive interrogation of truth, inspired by Australian wellness influencer and cancer “survivor” Belle Gibson. Using social media experiments and LIVE performance via Zoom, Simone explores influencer culture and our dangerous obsession with crafting “authentic” versions of our lives.
This video is an excerpt from the LIVE Zoom performance.
String Lines was formed as part of a one week development through REACT at the Royal Exchange Theatre and had a work-in-progress showing as part of the Co:LAB Festival 2019 at the Royal Exchange. TomYumSim collaborated with Manchester based electronic artists, Joshua Ward and Rhys Sumner, to tear apart the construct of musical theatre and reassemble it with electronic vibrating particles.
Reactions from the first public showing were; “A wild journey through the mind” and “A unique unmissable experience”. String Lines was created with BSL and Captioning, interwoven throughout the piece to make it accessible performance.
In 2021 it is undergoing a second development.
Nothing Special is a hilarious, tongue-in-cheek satire that pokes fun at the self-obsessed and narcissistic psyches of Generation Y, taking extremely talented people to average heights to save them from a lifetime of disappointment.
This production premiered at Handle With Care Festival 2019 at Camden People's Theatre, London.
Better, greater, or otherwise different from what is usual.
“Sometimes it feels like every young person is becoming an entrepreneur, launching a start-up or crowdfunding an art installation – and it makes me feel like I’m failing” – Jesus
Ever wanted to build your own monumental legacy?
Nothing Special TomYumSim have performed for numerous CLUB Events with DJs for
2019 Aespia - The London Takeover
2015-2018 The Melbourne Fringe - Immaculate, Faith and Queen of the Night (Little Ones Theatre)
2018 DJ Club Events Stay GOLD.
2021 Rebels of Extinction Festival in my House and yours, Manchester International Festival
2020 A Suffocating Choking Feeling Melbourne Fringe Festival (Digital)
2020 HOTLINE Manchester International Festival Remote Residency
2020 Be Right Back GMCA Micro-Commission for Short Film response to COVID-19
2020 I'm Sorry Virtual Collaborators Festival
2020 First Timers NIA TV
2020 Trapped in the Museum People's History Museum, RECLAIM & 42nd Street
2019 String Lines REACT & Co:LAB at Royal Exchange Theatre
2019 Nothing Special Handle with Care Fest, Camden People's Theatre
2019 Emergency Word of Warning
2018 Rage Face Live Drafts & NEXT for The Yard Theatre
2018 Dog Show Best Emerging Performance Ensemble Theatre Network Australia
2017 Rainbow Paradiso Melbourne Fringe Commission
2017 How to Kill The Queen Of Pop Tour Ready Award, Fringe World Perth
2017 All of my friends were there Melbourne Festival & Guerrilla Museum
2017 Sad Digger Mad Mary La Mama Theatre