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About

Let’s start way back when. Mum’s depressed – she’s in a place so dark it’s confronting for a child, so her daughter starts compiling a list of every brilliant thing in life – a child’s reasons to help mum keep going. Now it’s 20 years later and the child’s grown up. But she’s still compiling her list. What started as a naïve way of getting through the day has become a profound truth – that the sublime can be found in the everyday.

Every Brilliant Thing is a unique and beautiful play for a solo actor, who tells her story with the help of people in the audience. We’re rebuilding the Upstairs Theatre to bring the audience into a circle around the stage; at the centre, one of our great actors and storytellers – Kate Mulvany.

This gem of a show was designed to be uplifting, and it does it brilliantly. It is a pure celebration of life, played out in a simple, utterly surprising way.

Heart-wrenching, playful, it’s perfect for Belvoir.

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

Supported by the Nelson Meers Foundation

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

If Every Brilliant Thing has raised 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, www.lifeline.org.au. Other services which may be of assistance include mental health advocacy organisation, Beyond Blue (www.beyondblue.org.au, 1300 224 636), and youth mental health foundation, Headspace (www.headspace.org.au). You may also consider speaking to a trusted source or engaging your local GP.

Cast

Team

Set & Costume Designer Isabel Hudson
Lighting Designer Amelia Lever-Davidson
Sound Designer Steve Francis
Stage Manager Bella Kerdijk

Performance Times

9 – 31 March 2019
Tuesday 6.30pm
Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday 1pm & 7.30pm
Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm

Unwaged
3pm, 8 March

Previews
7.30pm, 8 March
7.30pm, 9 March
6.30pm, 10 March
7.30pm, 12 March

Opening Night (invitation only)
7.30pm, 13 March

Post-show Q&A
19 March, directly following the performance

Thursday Matinee
1pm, 21 March

Belvoir Briefing
6.30pm, 28 February

Running Time
Approx. 1 Hour

Prices

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Centre Left/Right
Weekday Evenings
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Weekend Evenings Weekday Matinee Weekday Evenings
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Weekend Evenings Weekday Matinee
Full Price (adult)^ $80 $85 $70 $75 $80 $65
Mates Rates (Adult) $70 $75 $60 $70 $75 $60
Senior* $70 $75 $60 $65 $70 $55
Concession† $60 $65 $50 $55 $60 $45
30-Down# $58 $48 $53 $43
Previews $54 $54 $49 $49
Student Saver# $45 $35 $40 $30

* Seniors prices are available with an eligible Australian Government-issued Seniors Card.
† Concession prices are available with a full-time Australian student card, all Centrelink Pensioner concession cards and Veteran Affairs’ cards. For 2019 productions, these prices can also be accessed by Industry members of Actors Equity (MEAA), AACTA, ASMA, ASDA, ARDA, AFTT, Australian Academy of Dramatic Arts, Actors Centre, Performance Space, Australian Writers’ Guild, Artshub and the Writing NSW.
# 30-Down and Student Saver prices are available for Previews, Wednesday evening, Thursday evening, Friday evening, Saturday matinee, Saturday evening.
^ Tickets to Sunday performances have an added $5 surcharge.

Full ticket terms and conditions can be found on the Ticket Prices page.

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