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Past Event

Perth International Arts Festival presents

Every Brilliant Thing

The lengths we go to for those we love.

United Kingdom

State Theatre Centre of WA, Downstairs

Tickets $16

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Every Brilliant Thing is a touching and life-affirming play about depression.

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. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose
4. Construction Cranes
5. Me

Twenty years and thousands of entries later, the list takes on a life of its own.

Download the event program here.

Themes of depression and suicide. Age recommendation 14+

Awards & Reviews

‘One of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression – and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop.’

Cast & Crew / Artists

Jonny Donahoe


Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe


George Perrin


A Plaines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company production

Show Date & Times

State Theatre Centre of WA, Downstairs 11.00am*, 7.30pm#

  1. Feb T 11 #
  2. F 12 * #
  3. M 15 #




State Theatre Centre of WA, Downstairs

Corner Roe and William Streets, Perth Show in Google Maps ›
08 6212 9200
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