Brilliant Thing

Written by Duncan Macmillan
with Jonny Donahoe
Directed by Kate Champion
Co-Directed by Steve Rodgers

  • Venue Upstairs Theatre
  • Dates 10 – 26 JANUARY 2020
  • Duration Approx. 1 Hour 15 Minutes (No Interval)

    You asked for it, and it’s back.

    Hosted beautifully by Steve Rodgers, the hit of 2019, about a boy’s list of things that make life worth living, builds hope and joy – with the audience’s help – every night.

    A warm, deeply-felt show that garnered awards and applause, Every Brilliant Thing returns for a limited season.

    Truth, done simply, is magic on the Belvoir stage, and if ever a show was true… if you missed it here’s your second chance. – Eamon Flack, Artistic Director

    ★★★★1/2 “Brilliant” – The Sydney Morning Herald
    ★★★★1/2 “Beautiful… one you won’t soon forget” – Limelight

    Warning: This production contains references to self-harm and suicide.

    If Every Brilliant Thing raises any concerns for you following the performance, Lifeline offers a 24 hour counselling service and can be reached at 13 11 14. Additional information can be found on their website, Other services which may be of assistance include mental health advocacy organisation, Beyond Blue ( 224 636), and youth mental health foundation, Headspace ( You may also consider speaking to a trusted source or engaging your local GP.


    Set & Costume Designer Isabel Hudson
    Lighting Designer Amelia Lever-Davidson
    Sound Designer Steve Francis


    Rehearsal images by Brett Boardman
    Production images by Brett Boardman

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