Every Brilliant Thing An Abbey Theatre production

Book Tickets

  • 10 - 12 February 2022
  • Tickets €22 / €20 concession

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'


'A magical, uplifting show'

'A radiant light in the dark that is not to be missed'

Running time: 60 minutes

Narrator: Amy Conroy
Written by: Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
Director: Andrea Ainsworth
Costume Design: Donna Geraghty
Lighting Design: Suzie Cummins
Sound Design: Carl Kennedy

For more information on this production, download the digital programme here.

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

If you are affected by issues in the play and are in need of support and information, please contact Samaritans Ireland on 116 123 (24-Hour Freephone Helpline).