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Every Brilliant Thing

  • Tobacco Factory Bristol BS3 1TF (map)

Written by Duncan Macmillan
With Jonny Donahoe
We are totally delighted to present the Edinburgh Festival and Off-Broadway New York smash hit; a new play about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.
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.
Based on true and untrue stories. We’re so pleased to be able to share this critically acclaimed, life-affirming show with Bristol audiences.


“Captivating… guaranteed to keep your eyes brimming… often very funny… takes the chill off the depths of a light-starved winter.”  New York Times


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


AGE RECOMMENDATION 14+

Earlier Event: October 3
Every Brilliant Thing
Later Event: November 4
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