An Abbey Theatre production

Every Brilliant Thing - On Tour

10 January - 12 February 2022

by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe

Booking Information

Dates: 10 – 22 January 2022
on the Peacock stage 

25 January – 12 February
on tour nationwide

Tickets for the tour are available to book directly through each of the venues.

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 

Tickets: €22/ €20 conc.

Running Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes, no interval

Start your new year with a play about all the things worth living for.

Amy Conroy stars in this new production of Duncan Macmillan’s worldwide smash Every Brilliant Thing. 

You’re seven years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’. She finds it hard to be happy.  

You start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. 

1. Ice cream.
2. Water fights.
3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV.
4. The colour yellow.

The list keeps growing with you.

31. Birdsong.
1010. Reading something which articulates exactly how you feel but lacked the words to express yourself.
1092. Conversation. 

Jump in and be part of the creative experience as the audience help tell this poignant and hilarious story. Talking honestly and compassionately about mental health, Every Brilliant Thing is an hour of uplifting humour.  

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


Tour Dates 

Digital Programme 

For more information on this production, download the digital programme here.


'It’s not often one leaves a theatre feeling as though the experience has been a privilege. But that’s the only way to describe Every Brilliant Thing.'
The Sunday Independent

' is hard to imagine anyone not falling for its gentle inclusivity and for Conroy’s easy charm'
The Irish Times

'A radiant light in the dark that is not to be missed.'
The Arts Review

'the funniest play you'll see about depression'
The Guardian

Every Brilliant Thing | Be Part Of The Show 

Every Brilliant Thing | Trailer 

Every Brilliant Thing | Trailer 

Production Images 

Images © Ros Kavanagh.


  • Narrator: Amy Conroy
  • Written by: Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
  • Director: Andrea Ainsworth
  • Costume Design: Donna Geraghty
  • Lighting Design: Suzie Cummins
  • Sound Design: Carl Kennedy
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