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Arts Narrogin presents BLACK SWAN STATE THEATRE COMPANY OF WA’s
EVERY BRILLIANT THING
Written by Duncan Macmillan
August 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Narrogin Town Hall
Thursday 19 August 2021
Doors open 6.30pm | Show starts 7pm
$25 Arts Narrogin Members
$30 Concession / Student
$175 Group of 6
All tickets include tea, coffee & a light supper after the show.
Duration Approx. 75 minutes (no interval)
Recommended age 12+
Warning: References to self-harm and suicide. Lifeline offers a 24-hour counselling service 13 11 14.
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.
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
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.
ARTIST & CREATIVES
DIRECTOR: Adam Mitchell
COMPOSER & SOUND DESIGNER: Melanie Robinson
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Kristie Smith
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
Every Brilliant Thing was first produced by Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre, on 28 June 2013 at Ludlow Fringe Festival.
WARNING: This production contains references to self-harm and suicide.
Lifeline offers 24 hour counselling services and can be reached at 13 11 14.
Additional information can be found on their website, www.lifeline.org.au.
Suicide Call Back Service:
1300 659 467 (free, 24 hours, 7 days a week) Staffed by people with professional qualifications who call you, at a time that suits you.
If any concerns are raised by this production the following youth counselling services are available:
Headspace https://headspace.org.au and Youth Helpline – 1800 55 1800
RESOURCES: If you find yourself at lost end after the show, or notice you are still chewing over the tricky moments even in a week or two later, there are a number of organisations here to help. Connection and Wellbeing Australia (CAWA) have listed them in the document below, and there will be information in the foyer after the show.