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Every Brilliant Thing

Every Brilliant Thing (2019) was a theatre production by Rogaland Theatre, based on the play by Duncan Macmillan. The production was performed in the theatre's venue Intimscenen.

Simon Lay directed it.

Espen Hana performed the monologue. He was nominated for The Hedda Award 2019 in the best leading actor category for the role.


(Objekt ID 89935)
Object type Production
Premiere January 30, 2019
Produced by Rogaland Theatre
Based on Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan, Jonny Donahoe
Audience Adults (from 13)
Language Norwegian
Keywords Theatre, Monologue
Running period January 30, 2019  —  October 22, 2022
Website Rogaland Teater

At the website of Rogaland Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Every Brilliant Thing:

"Every Brilliant Thing is the story of the seven-year-old boy who is left in the hospital's waiting room due to his mother's attempt at committing suicide. Here, he begins to list things he means can help his mother refind the joy of life. A list of things making life worth living. All the brilliant things, including icecream and Kung Fu movies, hearing Janis Joplin sing and laughing so hard, milk comes out of one's nose.

The list is made with tenderness and earnestness, but can it help her get out of her suicidal, depressive condition? It becomes a life-long project. Many years and a thousand contributions later, the list lives a life of its own, and it has followed the main character through hard and happy times."


Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 11.12.2018

Rogaland Theatre, rogaland-teater.no, 11.12.2018, https://www.rogaland-teater.no/program/alle-fantastiske-ting-

The Hedda Award, www.heddaprisen.no, 16.10.19, https://www.heddaprisen.no/nominerte/2019

Contributors (11)
Name Role
Jonny Donahoe – Playwright
Duncan Macmillan – Playwright
Hans Morten Hansen – Translation
Simon Lay – Direction
Michael Evans – Dramaturge
Nora Furuholmen – Stage design
Nora Furuholmen – Costume design
Karl Oskar Sørdal – Lighting design
Espen Hana – Actor
Jill Tonje Holter – Mask design
Stig Håvard Dirdal – Photo
Performance dates
August 26, 2022Intimscenen, Rogaland Teater, Rogaland Theatre New opening
October 31, 2020Teaterhallen (Turnhallen), Rogaland Teater, Rogaland Theatre New opening
January 30, 2019 19:00 – Intimscenen, Rogaland Teater, Rogaland Theatre Opening night