Production still for "Every Brilliant Thing". Jonny Donahoe. Photo by Michaela Bodlovic
Every Brilliant Thing
08 March 2016 – 20 March 2016 Beckett Theatre
Malthouse Theatre, Paines Plough, Pentabus Theatre Company,
With his mother in hospital, a young boy constructs a list of little things to help her find a way to be happy. From ice cream and kung fu movies, to Christopher Walken’s voice and laughing so hard you shoot milk through your nose. Can this list help pull his mother from the suicidal depths of depression? Twenty years and thousands of entries later, the list will take on a life of its own. In this raw, real and intimate piece of theatre, what begins as a naïve way of dealing with tragedy becomes a life-long reminder that joy can be found in the seemingly insignificant – that the unremarkable can, in fact, become something quite remarkable.
A Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company production in association with Jersey Arts Trust and Nabokov.