Every Brilliant Thing (Greek production) / United Kingdom

The Greek production of the award-winning play Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe, watched by thousands of people in Greece and Cyprus, now comes to London! 

 The Hellenic Centre

9 - 11 November at 7:30 pm

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Following the highly successful performances at Neos Kosmos Theatre, Bob Festival within the Athens and Epidaurus Festival and the sold-out tour in Heraklion, Preveza, Cyprus, Drapetsona, Rethymno, Santorini, Chania, Ioannina, Syros, Thessaloniki and Milos, the Greek production of Every Brilliant Thing directed by Ioli Andreadi and performed by Melina Theocharidou, now comes to London for only 3 performances. 

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''You’re seven years old.
Mum’s in hospital.
Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’.
She finds it hard to be happy.
So you start to make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything that’s worth living for.
You leave it on her pillow.
You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling.''

About the play

The mother of a seven-year-old girl attempts suicide. The girl, wanting to help her mother, begins a list of every brilliant thing in the world that is worth living for. Now an adult, she comes to tell us her story, asking the audience to play all the other people in her life.

The play by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe was first staged in 2013 in the United Kingdom and since then has been on tour around the world. Having won the Critics' Pick of the New York Times and rave reviews by The Guardian, Time Out, Independent, Evening Standard, Telegraph and Sunday Times, and following its huge success enjoyed in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand, came to Greece for the first time in the spring 2017.

'Heart-wrenching, hilarious...possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see, full stop.' ★★★★ The Guardian

 'Funny, clever and surprisingly uplifting.' ★★★★ The Telegraph

 'Filled to the brim with joy...beautiful, heart wrenching and very funny.' ★★★★ Time Out London


Translator: Adonis Galeos / Director and movement: Ioli Andreadi / Adapted by Ioli Andreadi & Aris Asproulis / Set & Costume Designer: Dimitra Liakoura / Lighting Designer: Christina Thanasoula / Photography: Panos Michael / Video: Michail Mavromoustakos

Performed by Melina Theoharidou

Produced by OliviosK Productions in collaboration with The Hellenic Centre


The licence for this theatre production was granted by CASAROTTO RAMSAY & ASSOCIATES LTD (casarotto.co.uk) on behalf of the writer Duncan Macmillan.


The Greek text of the play is published by Kapa Ekdotiki.