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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. 

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. It's currently playing in Edinburgh before a further UK tour in the autumn.


★★★★ 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."

Creative team



Dates and locations
Date: Location: Tickets: Info:
4 - 29
August 2016
Roundabout at Summerhall, Edinburgh

Summerhall, Edinburgh EH9 1PL

5 Sep 2016 19:30
Theatre Royal

Shakespeare Street, Dumfries DG1 2JH

7 Sep 2016 19:30
Hazlitt Arts Centre

Earl Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1PL

8 Sep 2016 20:00
Holybourne Theatre

London Road, Holybourne, Alton, Hampshire GU34 4EL

9 Sep 2016 20:00
The Denton

Marine Parade, Worthing, East Sussex BN11 3PX

10 Sep 2016 19:30
Pound Arts Centre

Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 9HX

14 Sep 2016 19:30
West End Centre

Aldershot, Hampshire, GU11 3JD

15 Sep 2016 19:30
The Continental

Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8JP

16 Sep 2016 19:30
Maltings Arts Centre

Berwick, Northumberland, TD15 1AJ

17 Sep 2016 19:30
Selby Town Hall

Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 4AJ

19 Sep 2016 19:30
Tacchi Morris Arts Centre

Taunton, Somerset, TA2 8PD

20 Sep 2016 19:30
Ventnor Exchange

Ventnor, Isle of Wight, PO38 1SW

21 Sep 2016 19:30
Dorchester Arts Centre

Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1HF

22 Sep 2016 19:30
Chichester Showroom

University of Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6PE

23 Sep 2016 19:30
Lincoln Performing Arts Centre

Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 7DQ

24 Sep 2016 19:30
Otley Courthouse

Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 3AN

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