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Tue 11 – Sun 16 July, 8pm
Matinee: Sat 15 & Sun 16 July, 5pm

Seating for this event is unallocated. Patrons will be directed to available seating upon arrival.



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Paines Plough presents

Every Brilliant Thing

By Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Donahoe

★★★★ The Telegraph | ★★★★ Time Out |  ★★★★ The Independent
★★★★ The Sunday Times | ★★★★ The Scotsman |  ★★★★ Arts Review
An insightful one-man play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. Based on true and untrue stories.

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.

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

★★★★ "It's about determination...coping...hope...a refusal to be defined by the darkness that can often consume life." Arts Review

"Every Brilliant Thing may be the funniest show about depression you've ever seen...about finding reasons to live rather than reasons to die. And those reasons can be as minute as wearing a cape and as big as falling in love." New York Post