Every Brilliant Thing

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Make a list of everything brilliant thing about the world.

‘Heart-wrenching, hilarious…possibly one of the funniest plays you will ever see.’ –  The Guardian
‘Filled to the brim with joy…beautiful,  heart wrenching and  very funny.’ – Time-Out London

Following an international tour, the hugely acclaimed Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe, starring James Rowland comes to Donegal for the first time as part of the 2017 Earagail Arts Festival.

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

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

Everything worth living for.

  • Ice cream
  • Water fights
  • Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV
  • The colour yellow
  • Things with stripes
  • Rollercoasters
  • People falling over

A play about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love.

Based on true and untrue stories.

A play about depression and the ones we love, international smash hit Every Brilliant Thing was developed by Duncan Macmillan (People Places and Thing, 1984) with Paines Plough over a decade ago. Through the intervening years Every Brilliant Thing has had a number a guises, an exhibition, a Facebook group and an installation, before becoming a theatre production in June 2013. On 26 December 2016, HBO broadcast Every Brilliant Thing to huge acclaim across North America.

James Rowland has previously performed across theatre, radio and television. Most recently he has appeared in immersive theatre productions such as The Crystal Maze, Heist and You Once Said Yes. He has also performed musical comedy under the stage name ‘James Rowland’ and is a member of the cabaret band The Idiot Circus. He performed his debut storytelling show Team Viking in London and Edinburgh and won The Origins Award (Vault Festival, 2016).

Every Brilliant Thing is part of Paines Plough’s Programme 2017 which will see the company present some of the most exciting playwrights on tour to more than 60 places across the UK and around the world.

Every Brilliant Thing is supported by Anne McMeehan and Jim Roberts and was developed with the support of nabokov and the Jersey Arts Trust.

Presented by Earagail Arts Festival.

Earagail Arts Festival 4 to 23 July 2017. Three weeks of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus & carnival on Ireland’s North West Atlantic seaboard.

This event is part of the Earagail Arts Festival – 4 to 23 July 2017. Three weeks of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus & carnival on Ireland’s North West Atlantic seaboard.

  • Category: Comedy / Drama / Highlights
  • Date: Friday 21 July 2017
  • Time: 8pm
  • Tickets: €15/€12
  • Running time: approx 60 minutes
  • Age recommendation: suitable ages 14+

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