‘Brilliant’ play depicts a comic side to depression

Every Brilliant Thing

Every Brilliant Thing - Credit: Archant

A bold new play about depression and the lengths people will go for those they love is being performed at the Trestle Arts Base in St Albans next Thursday, May 28.

Every Brilliant Thing, which was described by a national newspaper reviewer, as ‘one of the funniest plays you will ever see about depression’ has just finished a 14-week run in New York.

It focuses on a list made by a six year old whose mother is in hospital and is told by dad that she’s done ‘something stupid’. The list is about everything that is brilliant about the world and worth living for including ice cream, water fights and the colour yellow.

Every Brilliant Thing is suitable for an audience aged 14-plus and starts at 7.30pm. Tickets at £12 with concessions £10 and a group £40 are available from the box office on 1727 850950.

* St Albans/Hitchin-based band The Metratrons are among four performers playing at May’s Live Music Project at the arts base in Russet Drive.

The four-piece female-fronted band have shared bills with such bands as The Primitives, The Subways, Buzzcocks, Nick Lowe, Glen Matlock, Steve Cradock and many more.

Joining them on the night will be The Antipoet featuring Paul Eccentric and Ian Newman, who have become very successful in the past five years.

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They now run their own nights in both London and the Home Counties and have toured the poetry, comedy and music circuits as well as appearing at countless festivals.

Herts-based The Harry Phillips Band transform acoustic guitar tracks into high-energy Americana-style anthems while the line-up is completed by singer/songwirter Sam Voltz.

Admission to the Live Music Project, which starts at 7.30pm and is suitable for aged 14-plus is free.