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 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. A play about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love. 'Heart-wrenching, hilarious ... possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see' **** (Guardian).
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You're six years old. Mum's in hospital. Dad says she's 'done something stupid'. She finds it hard to be happy.
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
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.
A new play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.
Each performance of Every Brilliant Thing involves members of the audience, making every night unique.
Supported by Anne McMeehan and Jim Roberts, Every Brilliant Thing incorporates Duncan's short play Sleeve Notes and the Every Brilliant Thing exhibition and Facebook group. For more information on the project's background check out the links on the right hand side.