November 5, 2019 to November 10, 2019

A young boy creates a list of every thing worth living for.

RUN TIME: 75 mins    INTERMISSION: N    ACCESSIBLE: Y    AGES: 13+    MEMBER TYPE: Professional

Ice cream, the colour yellow, the smell of old books, people falling over — as a mother battles chronic depression, a child creates a list of everything that makes life worth living. As time passes and the list grows, what began as a naive attempt to deal with tragedy becomes an epic chronicle of life's small joys. Staged in an in-the-round setting, this uplifting and affirming solo storytelling performance is both deeply moving and joyfully funny. Lyn Gardner of The Guardian calls it: “Hearth-wrenching, hilarious… one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression – and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop.”

“'Every Brilliant Thing' is like no other show I’ve ever done, or seen” says Andrew Chandler. “Part stand-up comedy, part story-telling, this story connects with audiences directly. It speaks to anyone who has been touched by sadness, and reminds us to find gratitude in life’s small delights. You’ll laugh, you’ll be moved, and you’ll leave the theatre energized and uplifted!”

"Every Brilliant Thing" is written by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe.

It features Andrew Chandler, and is directed by Emily Jewer, with stage management by Emma Roode.

Performances are November 5th to 10th at 8pm, with a 2pm matinee on November 10th.

A pay-what-you-can preview will perform November 5th at 8pm.

This performance is recommended for those aged 13 and up, due to mature themes.

Tickets are $25 + tax, with discounts for students, artists and the underwaged, and can be purchased through For more information on the show, please click here.

Content note: Every Brilliant Thing contains references to depression and suicide. These topics are treated respectfully, and with care. The tone of the evening is uplifting. However, in the event of a mental health emergency, a trained mental health first aider will be present at all performance

Produced by: Kick At The Dark Theatre Co-operative

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