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The Abbey Theatre presents

Every Brilliant Thing

An Abbey Theatre production: Every Brilliant Thing 

Written by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe 

Directed by Andrea Ainsworth 


Start your new year with a play about all the things worth living for.

Amy Conroy stars in this new production of Duncan Macmillan’s worldwide smash Every Brilliant Thing.


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 to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world.

1. Ice cream. 2. Water fights. 3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV. 4. The colour yellow. The list keeps growing with you.

31. Birdsong. 1010. Reading something which articulates exactly how you feel but lacked the words to express yourself 1092. Conversation.

Jump in and be part of the creative experience as the audience help tell this poignant and hilarious story. Talking honestly and compassionately about mental health, Every Brilliant Thing is an hour of uplifting humour.


The funniest play you'll see about depression. – The Guardian


Every Brilliant Thing was first produced by Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre, on 28 June 2013 at Ludlow Fringe Festival.


*Please Note: Events are subject to change depending on Government guidelines in relation to Covid-19. 

In line with the latest Government guidelines, all adults and unaccompanied minors must present one of the following upon entering the auditorium: i.) Covid Certificate OR ii.) Proof of Immunity (if you have recovered from Covid-19 in the past 6 months) AND photo ID.

All Patrons (13+) and unaccompanied minors are required to wear face coverings inside the auditorium at all times.

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