Every Brilliant Thing
by Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Donahoe
Performed by Gary Whitaker
A touching, funny and life-affirming play about depression and the lengths
we will go to for those we love.
”You're seven 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:
1. Ice cream
2. Water fight
3. People falling over
5. Laughing so hard you shoot milk through your nose
” As the boy grows into a man the list evolves too. Over 30 years and thousands of
entries later, he discovers that the list might even help save himself.
★★★★ The Guardian - "Heart-wrenching, hilarious...possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see, full
★★★★ The Telegraph - "Funny, clever, and surprisingly uplifting."
★★★★ Time Out London - "Filled to the brim with joy...beautiful, heart wrenching and very funny."
★★★★ WhatsOnStage - "Beautifully directed...perfectly cast...deeply personal. I defy anyone not to laugh and
★★★★ The Independent - "Dual interest in joy and sorrow... a perfect balance."
★★★★ The Sunday Times - "Absurdly cherishable...fantastically likeable."
★★★★ The Scotsman - "A piece that demonstrates why life is worth living... you'll leave feeling elated."
★★★★ Evening Standard - "Immensely likeable...with great sensitivity behind the abundant laughs."