Every Brilliant Thing
By Duncan MacMillan, with Jonny Donahoe | Directed by Sydney Parks Smith
Performed at Debut Theatre
“One of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression.”
1. Ice cream. 2. Water fights. 3. Staying up past your bedtime. 4. Things with stripes. 5. People falling over. Every Brilliant Thing is a one-woman tour-de-force about a child’s fierce, flawed attempt to make sense of adult unhappiness by creating a list of everything that makes life worth living. As we follow the child to adulthood, the list becomes a touchstone that shines a gentle theatrical light on the way sweetness and sorrow are both magnified by tragedy. Exceptionally warm, unflinchingly honest and gloriously funny, this jazz-inspired story captures the irrepressible resilience of the human spirit and the capacity to find delight in the everyday.
Running Time: 70 minutes with no intermission
Categories: Comedy , All Shows , Outside Presenter