Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781783191437
Binding: PaperBack
Male Cast: 1

Every Brilliant Thing

Duncan Macmillan


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 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

6. Me

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.

Additional Information

ISBN13 9781783191437
Male cast 1
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


'There are lines that flash out at you in their perception... Every Brilliant Thing deserves a place as a show that will raise a smile through any gloom. A lovely warm glow of a work.'

'Heart-wrenching, hilarious... possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see, full stop’ The Guardian

Funny, clever, and surprisingly uplifting’ The Telegraph

Dual interest in joy and sorrow... a perfect balance’ The Independent

‘Absurdly cherishable...fantastically likeable’ The Sunday Times

A piece that demonstrates why life is worth living... you'll leave feeling elated’ The Scotsman

Immensely likeable...with great sensitivity behind the abundant laughs’ Evening Standard

Filled to the brim with joy... beautiful, heart wrenching and very funny’ Time Out London

‘Extraordinary piece of inclusive, participative theatre’ The Stage

‘Deeply personal.  I defy anyone not to laugh and cry’ WhatsOnStage

Genuinely wonderful and life affirming. It is impossible not to love’ A Younger Theatre

‘It's the funniest play you're ever likely to see about depression, and also the most moving’ British Theatre Guide

Both devastatingly sad and incredibly uplifting’ BroadwayBaby