The Writer

The Writer

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Duncan Macmillan
with Jonny Donahoe

Every Brilliant Thing

Direction
Danielle Cormack
Jason Te Kare

Design
Rachel Marlow
Leon Radojkovic

Performance
Anapela Polata'ivao
Jason Te Kare

The Milford Asset Management Season.

5.nov—
6.dec.20

You’re seven years old. Dad’s picked you up late from school. He says that Mum’s done something stupid. That she’s hurt herself because she’s sad. So you start to write a list, on Post-it notes. A list of every brilliant thing in the world. Years pass, decades disappear, and the list takes on a life of its own — because there are plenty of brilliant things in the world, if you just know where to look.

An international sensation since its world premiere in 2014, Danielle Cormack, Jason Te Kare and Anapela Polata'ivao unite to bring Duncan Macmillan’s critically acclaimed play back to New Zealand. Every Brilliant Thing is a warm, deep hug of a play, a story about depression, loss and finding all the beautiful things in your life – whether it’s ice cream, water fights or laughing so hard you snort milk through your nose.

Every Brilliant Thing contains adult themes and references to self-harm and suicide and is recommended for ages 15 and above.

If Every Brilliant Thing raises any concerns for you following the performance, Lifeline Aotearoa offers a 24/7 helpline and textline counselling service and can be reached at 0800 543 354 or text HELP (4357) for free, 24/7, confidential support. Additional information can be found on their website www.lifeline.org.nz. 0800 What’s Up is a helpline for tamariki and rangatahi in Aotearoa, available seven days a week, 365 days a year (www.whatsup.co.nz, 0800 942 8787). Other services which may be of assistance include mental health advocacy organisation, Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand (www.mentalhealth.org.nz), and youth mental health organisation, Youthline (www.youthline.co.nz, 0800 376 633). You may also consider speaking to a trusted source or engaging your local GP.

Tickets

$ 35—
42

Samoa House

283 Karangahape Road
0800 BUY TIX

Entrance on Karangahape Road (wheelchair accessible) or Samoa House Lane

Door sale purchases by card, not cash.

Theatre information

Performances

5th Nov: Preview
6th Nov: Premiere
6th Dec: Closing

Tues-Sat: 7pm
Sun: 5pm

No show on Fri 4th Dec.

Duration: 1hr 15mins (no interval)

"A flawless production."

NZ Herald

"Leaves you effortlessly smiling throughout."

NZ Herald

"Touching, hilarious and honest."

Theatreview

"I loved Every Brilliant Thing because it was real."

Theatre Scenes

Performance

  • Anapela Polata'ivao

    Anapela Polata'ivao

    Performance

  • Jason Te Kare

    Jason Te Kare

    Performance

Production

  • Danielle Cormack

    Danielle Cormack

    Director

  • Jason Te Kare

    Jason Te Kare

    Director

  • Rachel Marlow

    Rachel Marlow

    Design

  • Leon Radojkovic

    Leon Radojkovic

    Design