Every Brilliant Thing

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Oberon Books, May 15, 2015 - Drama - 64 pages

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 a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world.

Everything worth living for.

You leave it on her pillow.

You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling.


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Duncan Macmillan’s other plays include: People, Places and Things (National Theatre), Lungs (Studio Theatre Washington DC/Paines Plough), 1984 (with Robert Icke – Headlong/Almeida/West End), 2071 (with Chris Rapley – Royal Court Theatre/Hamburg Schauspielhaus), The Forbidden Zone (Salzburg Festival/ Schaubühne Berlin), Wunschloses Unglück (Burgtheater Vienna), Reise durch die Nacht (Schauspielhaus Köln/Theatertreffen/Festival d’Avignon), Monster (Royal Exchange Manchester).

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