Every Brilliant Thing

Every Brilliant Thing is returning to the UK for its third nationwide tour.

Following its humble beginnings at the Ludlow Fringe Festival in 2013, Every Brilliant Thing went on, in 2014, to complete a short UK tour and a critically acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe. The show then transferred to Barrow Street Theatre in New York, finishing a 16 week run there at the end of March 2015. After a short break, Every Brilliant Thing came back for an extensive UK tour during 2015. You can see the map of this tour on our About Us page with yellow pins representing Every Brilliant Thing.

Heading across the globe for an international tour, the show went to Australia for the Perth International Festival and then on to Melbourne followed by Wellington, New Zealand and South Carolina.

Lyn Gardner described the show as "One of the funniest plays you'll ever see about depression – and possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see, full stop" in her review for The Guardian.

Tour Dates


Dates Venue Show Times Tickets
08 Jun 2016 -11 Jun 2016 Spoleto Festival USA, Woolfe Street Playhouse, Charleston Various times

Tickets and information available from the Spoleto Festival website

04 Aug 2016 -29 Aug 2016 Roundabout @ Summerhall, Edinburgh Various times Book via Edinburgh Fringe Festival website or summerhall.co.uk
07 Sep 2016 - Hazlitt Arts Centre, Maidstone 7:30pm

Book online HERE

08 Sep 2016 - Holybourne Theatre, Alton 8pm

Click HERE to venue website for info

09 Sep 2016 - Connaught Studio, Worthing 8pm

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10 Sep 2016 - Pound Arts Centre, Corsham TBC

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14 Sep 2016 - West End Centre, Aldershot TBC

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15 Sep 2016 - The Continental, Preston TBC

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16 Sep 2016 - Maltings Arts Centre, Berwick TBC

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17 Sep 2016 - Selby Town Hall TBC

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We're so proud of the show, everyone involved and all the hard work they've put in & especially the wonderful Jonny Donahoe. Of course - everyone who has seen it will know that the show is truly made by the many brilliant people in the audience. A massive thank you to all who came to see the show that toured from Jersey to Orkney and everywhere in between.


★★★★ The Guardian - "Heart-wrenching, hilarious...possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see, full stop."

★★★★ The Telegraph - "Funny, clever, and surprisingly uplifting."

★★★★ Time Out London - "Filled to the brim with joy...beautiful, heart wrenching and very funny."

★★★★ WhatsOnStage - "Beautifully directed...perfectly cast...deeply personal.  I defy anyone not to laugh and cry."

★★★★ The Independent - "Dual interest in joy and sorrow... a perfect balance."

★★★★ The Sunday Times - "Absurdly cherishable...fantastically likeable."

★★★★ The Scotsman - "A piece that demonstrates why life is worth living... you'll leave feeling elated."

★★★★ Evening Standard - "Immensely likeable...with great sensitivity behind the abundant laughs."