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Every Brilliant Thing (UK)


Paines Plough & Pentabus Theatre Company (UK). 
Written by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe. Performed by James Rowland. Director George Perrin.

You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’. She finds it hard to be happy.

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 play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.

Presented in partnership with Auckland Arts Festival and Wanaka Festival of Colour.

A piece that demonstrates why life is worth living… You’ll leave feeling elated. THE SCOTSMAN

Heart-wrenching, hilarious… possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see. GUARDIAN

Filled to the brim with joy. TIME OUT



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