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 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
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.
Running Time: approximately 1 hour
Recommended for everyone aged 14+
Every Brilliant Thing is supported by Anne McMeehan and Jim Roberts and was developed with the support of nabokov and the Jersey Arts Trust.
Pricing & Concessions
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Dates & Times
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Heart-wrenching, hilarious…possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop
Captivating…guaranteed to keep your eyes brimming… often very funny… takes the chill off the depths of a light-starved winter
Funny, clever, and surprisingly uplifting
A life-affirming gem… as profound a work as you are ever likely to experience on a New York stage
Filled to the brim with joy…beautiful, heart wrenching and very funny
“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
Genuinely wonderful and life affirming. It is impossible not to love
Bewitching…about as brilliant as theatre can get
Beautifully directed…perfectly cast…deeply personal. I defy anyone not to laugh and cry
Dual interest in joy and sorrow… a perfect balance
Absurdly cherishable…fantastically likeable
A piece that demonstrates why life is worth living… you’ll leave feeling elated.”
Immensely likeable… with great sensitivity behind the abundant laughs