Every Brilliant Thing performance with Jonny Donahoe performing on stage with arms out reached to an audience surrounding the stage.  Part of the High Performance Rodeo
One Yellow Rabbit Presents

Every Brilliant Thing

A Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company Production

You're six years old.  Mum's in hospital.  Dad says shes'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 worth living for.

1.  Ice Cream

2.  Kung Fu Movies

3.  Burning Things

4.  Laughing so hard you shoot milk out of 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.

A new play by award-winning playwright Duncan Macmillan about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love.

Every Brilliant Thing received critical and audience acclaim at the 2014-2016 Edinburgh Festival, subsequent tour and in New York during a 16-week Off-Broadway run.

Co-produced by Paines Plough, the UK's leading new writing touring company at the forefront of finding bold new writing, directing and acting talent with Pentabus Theatre - the nation's leading rural touring company.  


In The News:

Jonny Donahoe sits down in the CBC Home Stretch studio to discuss all things brilliant.  To listen to the January 17 interview, click here

Stephen Hunt sits down with Jonny Donahoe in the article Every Brilliant Thing Aims To Chase Away The Blues.  To read the article, click here

CBC program Q interviews Jonny Donahoe on Every Brilliant Thing.  Listen Here

Every Brilliant Thing Shines A Light On Depression article by Louis Hobson in the Calgary Herald on January 17.  To read the article, click here

What they're saying:

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