Every Brilliant Thing

by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe

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.

Ice cream
Water fights
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.