Latitude: Every Brilliant Thing


As well as our shows in the Theatre Tent, we're thrilled to have our very own tent at Latitude this year, dedicated to the incredible Every Brilliant Thing.

Those of you at Arts Club 2 will remember Paul Burgess and Simon Daw's unique installation created as a response to Duncan Macmillan's play Sleeve Notes. At Latitude, Paul and Simon are remounting the installation in its own tent in Pandora's Playground, where we're inviting lots of people to come and perform Duncan's monologue throughout the weekend. Expect all sorts of interesting performers from across the Latitude stages, and some very special guests.

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A breathtaking installation surrounding a heartbreaking play about a boy who makes a list of every brilliant thing.

“I believed that my mum was surrounded by things that would make her really happy but that she’d stopped noticing them. I began to write down everything that was wonderful about the world.”

Every Brilliant Thing started as a monologue by playwright Duncan Macmillan about a boy who tries to stop his depressed mum from killing herself by writing a list of everything in the world that is brilliant. Since it was first performed, members of the public have submitted thousands of brilliant things to the Every Brilliant Thing Facebook group to include on the ever lengthening list. Now designers Paul Burgess and Simon Daw have created an extraordinary installation of all the brilliant things, within which the play will be performed by a host of Latitude performers at regular intervals throughout the festival.

1. Ice cream
2. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV
3. Christmas
4. People falling over (but not hurting themselves)
5. Banana slides
6. Water fights
7. Things with stripes
8. Ladybirds

Every Brilliant Thing
Pandora's Playground, Latitude Festival
Friday - Sunday, 12pm - 9pm with performances on the hour, every hour, throughout the day
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