You’re seven years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’. She finds it hard to be happy.
You make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world.
Everything worth living for.
Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV
The colour yellow
Things with stripes
People falling over
A play about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love.
Based on true and untrue stories.
A Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company production.
Every Brilliant Thing is supported by Anne McMeehan and Jim Roberts and was developed with the support of nabokov and the Jersey Arts Trust.
“Heart-wrenching, hilarious...possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see, full stop.”
“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
“Filled to the brim with joy...beautiful, heart wrenching and very funny.”
Time Out London