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Every Brilliant Thing

By Duncan Macmillan
With Jonny Donahoe
Paines Plough
Pentabus Theatre Company

Past Event
  • About

    You're six 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.

    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

    Every Brilliant Thing is a play about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love.

    British actor James Rowland takes on the role that earned a string of awards and nominations including New York’s Drama Desk Award. This fabulous, intimate and poignant show is an unforgettable experience for adults and teenagers alike.

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  • Credits

    By Duncan Macmillan
    With Jonny Donahoe
    Performer James Rowland
    Director George Perrin

    Images The Other Richard/Thread Design

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    Artistic Directors Neil Armfield and Rachel Healy preview Every Brilliant Thing

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