Every Brilliant Thing
// worth living for.
Every Brilliant Thing / charts the lengths we go to for those we love.
With his mother in hospital, a young boy constructs a list of little things to help her find a way to be happy. From ice cream and kung fu movies, to Christopher Walken’s voice and laughing so hard you shoot milk through your nose. Can this list help pull his mother from the suicidal depths of depression?
Twenty years and thousands of entries later, the list will take on a life of its own.
In this raw, real and intimate piece of theatre, what begins as a naïve way of dealing with tragedy becomes a life-long reminder that joy can be found in the seemingly insignificant – that the unremarkable can, in fact, become something quite remarkable.
Performed by British comedian Jonny Donahoe, this heart-wrenching comedy will make you laugh until you understand why you cry. From critically acclaimed seasons in Edinburgh and New York, Melbourne audiences will now have the chance to construct their own list of all the brilliant things / worth living for.
*Some scenes in this production make reference to mental illness and self-harm. If tonight’s production raises any issues for you, please contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 (24/7). Further resources are also available at lifeline.org.au. For more information about mental illness, contact beyondblue on 1300 224 636, go to beyondblue.org.au or talk to your GP, local health professional or someone you trust.
*** Please note this performance has a strict latecomers policy. Patrons that arrive late will NOT be admitted into the theatre. We kindly remind you to arrive with time to collect your tickets and take your seat.
★★★★★ Touching, funny and brilliantly simple stripped-back theatre that packs a powerful punch.
One of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression – and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop.
Written by / Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
Direction / George Perrin
Performed by / Jonny Donahoe
Tuesday 8 March, 7pm
Wednesday 9 March, 8pm
Available now. See Packages for more information.
Adult / $65
Senior / $60
Concession / $50
Student & Under 30s / $35
Single ticket prices are subject to change. Book early for the best prices.
A Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company production in association with Jersey Arts Trust and Nabokov.