Every Brilliant Thing

By Duncan Macmillan

Corpus Playroom, Cambridge, 09 – 13 July 2024, 20:00

“Heart-wrenching, hilarious…possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll see about depression.”

The Guardian

You’re seven years old.
Mum’s in hospital.
Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’.
She finds it hard to be happy.

You start a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world.
Everything worth living for.
You leave it on her pillow.
You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling.

What is it like to live with a parent who doesn’t want to be here? Is it your fault? Can you do anything to make it better?

Every Brilliant Thing reminds us of the power of human connection and that things can improve even in the darkest moments. 

Heart-breaking and hilarious – how a seven year old child determines to give his mother 1000 reasons to live.