Every Brilliant Thing

One of the funniest plays about depression, presented by City of Karratha and Black Swan State Theatre Company of WA.

Performed in-the-round, by the incredible Luke Hewitt, Every Brilliant Thing is an hour of life affirming humour. This international sensation throws audience members into the story as fathers, lovers, friends and allies following one person’s life in the shadow of mental illness. From the broad #4 ‘The Colour Yellow’ to the detailed #9998 ‘Watching someone watch your favourite film’, this joyous and intimate work shows us the miracles in life’s minutiae.

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Hey,

Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’. So I’m working on a list.

#1. Ice cream

#2. Water fights

Everything that’s brilliant about the world.

#5. Things with stripes

#25. Wearing a cape

Everything that’s worth living for.

#314 The Way Ray Charles sings the word ‘You’

#319. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out of your nose

#823. Skinny Dipping

I’m going to try to get to one million.

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ARTIST & CREATIVES

DIRECTOR: Adam Mitchell

COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER: Melanie Robinson

LIGHTING DESIGNER: Kristie Smith

SET & COSTUME DESIGN CONSULTANT: Fiona Bruce

CAST Luke Hewitt

★★★★ 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

★★★★1/2 This is a piece that demands we pay attention. To ourselves, the person in the next seat, across the aisle and beyond, and to the small things that bring joy. Brilliant. The Sydney Morning Herald

★★★★1/2 Incredibly uplifting, the audience drawn into a celebration of the things that make life worth living, in a beautiful piece of communal theatre. Limelight

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

Photo credit: Richard Jefferson

To access Education Kit click here > Education Kit – Every Brilliant Thing

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Additional shows will also be held outside of the Red Earth Arts Precinct at the below venues:

  • Mon 9 August 7.30pm at Dampier Community Hall– Tickets here
  • Wed 11 August 7.30pm at Wickham Community Hub – Tickets here