Every Brilliant Thing

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Production Credits:

A Silo Theatre Production
Written by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
Starring Anapela Polata'ivao.
Co-Directed by Danielle Cormack and Jason Te Kare.

Dates Venue Times
Friday 9th Oct Te Poho o Whirikoka, Te Wananga o Aotearoa 8pm
Saturday 10th Oct Te Poho o Whirikoka, Te Wananga o Aotearoa 8pm
Duration : 75 minutes
PLEASE NOTE:

Please Note: Every Brilliant Thing contains adult themes and references to self-harm and suicide and is recommended for ages 15 and above.

A show about everything in life that’s funny and joyous and sad, and all of those things at once.

The funniest play you'll see about depression, Duncan Macmillan’s and Jonny Donahoe’s life-affirming production takes an unflinching look at the guilt of not being able to make those we love happy.

You’re seven years old. Dad’s picked you up late from school. He says that Mum’s done something stupid. That she’s hurt herself because she’s sad. So you start to write a list, on Post-it notes. A list of every brilliant thing in the world. Years pass, decades disappear, and the list takes on a life of its own — because there are plenty of brilliant things in the world, if you just know where to look.

Every Brilliant Thing is a warm, deep hug of a play, a story about depression, loss and finding all the beautiful things in your life – whether it’s ice cream, water fights or laughing so hard you snort milk through your nose.

“One of the funniest plays you'll ever see about depression – and possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see, full stop.”
- Lyn Gardner, The Guardian.

“When I first encountered Every Brilliant Thing I was utterly taken by how a piece of theatre that dealt with mental health and suicide could be as uplifting as it is moving.”
- Danielle Cormack, co-director.

 

Other Acknowledgements

By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
Starring Anapela Polata'ivao.
Co-Directed by Danielle Cormack and Jason Te Kare.
Lighting Design by Rachel Marlow.
Sound Design by Leon Radojkovic.

 

The licence for this theatre production was granted by CASAROTTO RAMSAY & ASSOCIATES LTD (casarotto.co.uk) on behalf of the writer Duncan Macmillan.

World Premiere produced by Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company on 28 June 2013 at Ludlow Fringe Festival.

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