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AUDITION NOTICE-Every Brilliant Thing

Directed by Helen Black

Auditions will take place at the Stables Theatre on
Sunday 3rd March at 2.30pm

This production is a one person show. The narrator can be male or female of any age. There is a lot of audience participation and improvisation in this piece so please bear that in mind if you’d like to audition.

The audition will be a group audition where the actors will be expected to interact with other auditionees.

This play is available to rent on Amazon for about £3, this is advisable to watch this performance in advance of the audition to give potential auditionees an idea of the level of improvisation required.

Key Dates and Information

Rehearsals will take place 3 or 4 times a week from March-May.
Please email if you require a breakdown of dates for the production or have any other questions.
A script is available from The Stables box office.

Extracts for the audition will be emailed over in advance

Play Summary:

Every Brilliant Thing is about resilience and hope and addresses aspects of mental health. When Mum’s in the hospital and Dad says she finds it hard to be happy, there’s not much a seven year old can do,so he decides to make a list
1. Ice cream
2. Water fights
3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV

These are the first three items on a list of every brilliant thing in the world worth living for. Duncan MacMillan’s play Every Brilliant Thing pulls back the curtain on what it’s like to be a child of a suicidal mother and the lengths we go for those we love.The story explores depression and hope, uncertainty and change, confusion and joy, heartbreak and anger, relationships and solitude, risk and resistance, guilt and forgiveness. Throughout the play, The Narrator interacts with audience members to tell about life with their mother’s depression as a backdrop, including the effects it has on their life and relationships.

Parts Available:

Narrator: This is a one-person show so there will only be one performer on stage for the whole hour. This character is telling the story of their life and the impact their mother’s mental health has on them.

Please email Helen at for more information or to book a slot.

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