Every Brilliant Thing

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 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.

The performance of Every Brilliant Thing involves members of the audience and will be performed in the Amphitheatre.



By Duncan Macmillan

Performed by Jonny Donahoe

Directed by George Perrin
A Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company production

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