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New play in Singapore – Every Brilliant Thing

What if your mum was hospitalised in a hospital for a suicide attempt? What would you do? For Johnny Donahoe, he decided to write down a list of things which were worth living for.


Trigger Warning!
Suicide

 

 

 

What if your mum was hospitalised in a hospital for a suicide attempt? What would you do? For Johnny Donahoe, he decided to write down a list of things which were worth living for. (Bhumi Collective, 2017)

This includes:

1. Ice Cream
2. Kung Fu Movies
3. Burning Things
4. Laughing so hard you shoot milk out your nose
5. Construction cranes
6. Me

This award-winning play chronicles the struggles of those suffering from depression, as well as their caregivers. Originally produced by Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company at Britain’s Ludlow Fringe Festival in 2013(La times, 2017), it has been adapted into a play in many different countries, with a unique cast. It has received critical acclaim from The Guardian and Limelight, depicting how caregivers would go the extra mile to do things for the people that they love. According to LA times, it was even broadcasted on HBO. The main lead of the play is Andrew Marko, a fresh-faced undergraduate at NUS. (Angela low, 2016) Nevertheless, he performed spectacularly well in his debut play, titled “Falling”, by Pangdemonium.  With a stellar cast and brilliant scriptwriter, this play is not to be missed! Are you someone who is interested to find out about mental illness and depression? Know someone suffering from depression? Then this play is for you! And guess what? It’s coming to Singapore.

According to Bhumi collective, these are the dates for the previews:

Tuesday, 18th April 2017 – 3pm
Tuesday, 18th April 2017 – 8pm
Tickets: $15

These are the dates for the actual play:

Wednesday, 19th April 2017 – 8pm
Thursday, 20th April 2017 – 8pm
Friday, 21st April 2017 – 3pm
Friday, 21st April 2017 – 8pm
Saturday, 22nd April 2017 – 3pm
Saturday, 22nd April 2017 – 8pm
Sunday, 23rd April 2017 – 3pm
Sunday, 23rd April 2017 – 8pm
Tickets: $35 (General), $30 (Student/NSF/Senior Citizens)

If you are a student on a tight budget, you should consider buying the tickets for the preview. It is much cheaper, but the experience will be similar to the actual play, if not the same.

Venue: (as stated on the website)
Centre 42 Blackbox
42 Waterloo Street
Singapore 187951

If you would like to purchase tickets, or enquire about the play, please email:
hello@bhumicollective.com


References/Links:

  • http://malthousetheatre.com.au/whats-on/every-brilliant-thing
  • https://www.bhumicollective.com/every-brilliant-thing
  • http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-every-brilliant-thing-review-20170205-story.html

Andrew Marko Steals The Show In Pangdemonium’s “Falling”



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