The tickets are for the poignant and joyful new production of Duncan Macmillan’s worldwide smash hit Every Brilliant Thing, a one-person show starring Amy Conroy, directed by Andrea Ainsworth. #EveryBrilliantThing

An hour of uplifting humour about finding hope and falling in love with life, this play talks honestly and compassionately about mental health. This wise examination of depression takes on a new resonance in a world that has left people feeling isolated and overwhelmed. Attendees are invited to engage in the creative experience, as the audience help tell the story.

Who Are The Free Tickets For? 

These tickets are a gift from the Abbey, to welcome audiences back to the live theatre in the new year. The resilient arts and culture sector continues to manage the gathering of audiences in safe spaces, despite the many challenges, and we hope that this gift can be another reassuring step in helping to keep the show on the road for all.

Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis, they are available to all performances on the tour.

How Do I Book? 

Tickets can be booked free of charge directly through each of the venues. Maximum of two tickets per booking. The production tours from Tuesday 25 January to Saturday 12 February, the full list of performance dates can be found below.

Nationwide Tour:

25 – 26 January at the Solstice Arts Centre, Navan

28 – 29 January at the Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda

1 – 2 February  at glór, Ennis

4 – 5 Feb  at Garter Lane, Waterford

8 – 9 Feb   at the Backstage Theatre, Longford

10 – 12 Feb  at the Mick Lally Theatre, Galway 

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

Every Brilliant Thing - Amy Conroy - 6.1.22

And finally… Five Brilliant Things About Attending Live Theatre Right Now 

  1. Everyone’s experience and comfort level with the pandemic is different. When you attend live theatre, every staff member from the box office to the front of house is focused on the health and safety of audiences. It is proven over and over to be a well-managed and supervised environment.
  1. Masks are worn by everyone in the venue, and cannot be removed during the performance.
  1. Everybody in the theatre around you holds a valid Covid Certificate. Access without proof of this is not allowed.
  1. By supporting live theatre, people can be of service to a community that is trying to rebuild after a long and difficult time.
  2. A theatre experience takes you out of your own world into a shared experience with others. It can be joyful, confronting, heartbreaking and hilarious. Sometimes all at once. We need those shared moments with others now more than ever.