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Every Brilliant Thing

Thursday 28 May, 7.30pm

A Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company production by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe

“Heart-wrenching, hilarious…possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop.” ★★★★ – The Guardian

“Every Brilliant Thing may be the funniest show about depression you’ve ever seen… about finding reasons to live rather than reasons to die. And those reasons can be as minute as wearing a cape and as big as falling in love.” – New York Post

You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’. She finds it hard to be happy. So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world.

Everything that’s worth living for.

1. Ice Cream
2. Kung Fu Movies
3. Burning Things
4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose
5. Construction cranes
6. Me

You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling.
Soon, the list will take on a life of its own.

A new play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. Based on true and untrue stories.

Tickets: £12 / £10 Concessions / £40 Family Ticket (x4)

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Every Brilliant Thing is supported by Anne McMeehan and Jim Roberts and was developed with the support of nabokov and the Jersey Arts Trust.
Suitable for ages 14+
Running Time: approx 60 minutes
A one man interactive theatre show, presented in the round.


More from the Critics:

“Bewitching…about as brilliant as theatre can get.”

“Beautifully directed…perfectly cast…deeply personal. I defy anyone not to laugh and cry.” ★★★★ WhatsOnStage

“Dual interest in joy and sorrow… a perfect balance.” ★★★★ The Independent

“Absurdly cherishable…fantastically likeable.” ★★★★ The Sunday Times

“A piece that demonstrates why life is worth living… you’ll leave feeling elated.” ★★★★ The Scotsman

“Immensely likeable…with great sensitivity behind the abundant laughs.” ★★★★ Evening Standard