An Abbey Theatre production : Every Brilliant Thing

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.


Title: Every Brilliant Thing

Date: Fri 4th & Sat 5th Feb 2022

Tickets: €22 & €20 conc.

Doors: 7:30pm

Starts: 8pm

Running time: 60 minutes


the funniest play you’ll see about depression

The Guardian







Narrator: Amy Conroy
Duncan Macmillian
Andrea Ainsworth
Costume Design:
Donna Geraghty
Lighting Design:
Suzie Cummins
Sound Design:
Carl Kennedy

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