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Every Brilliant Thing – Roundabout@Summerhall, Edinburgh

Writer: Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donohoe Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Jaclyn Martin A six year old boy starts a list of all the brilliant things in the world. His dog has just died and his mother attempted suicide, but being six he doesn’t quite understand these things. So he starts the list in an attempt to cheer his mother up. ...

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Every Brilliant Thing – The Lowry, Salford

Writer: Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Laura Maley Every Brilliant Thing has been a hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, in London and off-Broadway and it rapidly becomes obvious why, in this life-affirming one-man show. Duncan Macmillan’s script, with performer Jonny Donahoe, is clear and accessible and takes the audience on a journey. It is capable ...

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Every Brilliant Thing – The Marlowe Studio, Canterbury

Writer: Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Victoria Bawtree   Say the premise out loud: ‘a one-man show about depression’ and it’s understandable that some may want to give it a wide berth. Put simply, nothing should put anyone off seeing this production. It is a little gem of intimate theatre which lifts the spirit through laughter ...

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Pulse Festival: Every Brilliant Thing – High Street Exhibition Gallery, Ipswich

Writer: Duncan Macmillian with Jonny Donahoe Performer: Jonny Donahoe Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Glen Pearce There’s been a lot of talk in the media recently on the subject of depression, with one notorious columnist describing it as a fashion item. For those who have suffered from depression or who have dealt with the aftermath of suicide, it’s a much more ...

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Every Brilliant Thing – Drum Theatre, Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: Duncan Macmillan assisted by Jonny Donahoe Director: George Perrin Reviewer: Joan Phillips When someone close to us dies prematurely, it is easy to feel robbed and it takes time to make sense of. If your own mother commits suicide you are going to take a long time to try and make sense of what happened. Every Brilliant Thing introduces ...

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1984 – Grand Theatre, Blackpool

Writer: George Orwell Adaptor/Director: Robert Icke Reviewer: Francesca Parker George Orwell’s spine-chilling dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four has been brought to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre by: Headlong Theatre Company in collaboration with Almeida Theatre. Having been seamlessly adapted and almost entirely transformed by Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, the production has received great acclaim in its 2013 UK tour and recent residency ...

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1984 – Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Writer: George Orwell (adapted by Robert Icke &Duncan Macmillan) Directors: Robert Icke &Duncan Macmillan Reviewer: Joan Phillips George Orwell’s alarmingly prescient prediction of state surveillance and control is given a successful makeover by Headlong Theatre Company. Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan have taken on the difficult task of bringing this well told story to the stage with an ingeniously fresh ...

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1984 – Citizens Theatre, Glasgow

Writer: George Orwell Adaptation &Direction: Robert Icke &Duncan Macmillan Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys Arriving in Glasgow on a wave of five-star reviews, Headlong’s sell-out production of 1984 at the Citizens Theatre would seem to promise much, but the question is, does it deliver? The answer, thankfully, is a resounding yes. Theatrical productions that genuinely have the power to move are becoming ...

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