EVERY BRILLIANT THING
by Duncan MacMillan with Jonny Donahoe
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.
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 play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.
"Every Brilliant Thing... highlights the irrepressible resilience of the human spirit and the capacity to find delight in the everyday.”
—Time Out (London).
HOLIDAY VARIETY SHOW
Rook's Theatre returns to 541 Eatery & Exchange for our third annual holiday pop-up event, featuring songs, stories, and laughs from
a cast of Hamilton artists!