Paines Plough/Pentabus Theatre Company (England)

Every Brilliant Thing

January 26–29, 2017

Main Stage
Photo: Phoebe Cheong
Every Brilliant Thing, Paines Plough/Pentabus Theatre, 2017 PuSh Festival

“You’re six years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’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 that’s worth living for.

1. Ice cream

2. Kung Fu movies

3. Burning things

4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out 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 from Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company about depression and the lengths we will go to for those we love. Based on true and untrue stories.

Heart-wrenching, hilarious… possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see.

—The Guardian


Part of the caravan: new english performance showcase, a curated programme of work designed to introduce, foster collaborations and build new audiences from some of England’s most exciting contemporary artists. caravan is delivered by Farnham Maltings.



1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver


January 26–29
60 minutes, no intermission

7:00PM (January 26, 27)
4:00PM & 7:00PM (January 28)
2:00PM (January 29)


CREATORS Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe PERFORMER Jonny Donahoe WRITER Duncan Macmillan DIRECTOR George Perrin SUPPORTED BY Anne McMeehan, Jim Roberts DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT nabokov, Jersey Arts Trust

and Patrons