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Featuring Andrew Chandler

Directed by Emily Jewer

Stage Managed by Emma Roode


November 5 - 10, 2019

At the Bus Stop Theatre

2203 Gottingen St. Halifax, NS 

Photography by Stoo Metz

"You're seven years old. Mum's in hospital. Dad says she's 'done something stupid'. She finds it hard to be happy.  You start a list of everything that's brilliant about the world. Everything worth living for. You leave it on her pillow. You know she's read it because she's corrected your spelling."


Ice cream, the colour yellow, the smell of old books, people falling over — as a mother battles chronic depression, a child creates a list of everything that makes life worth living. As time passes and the list grows, what began as a naive attempt to deal with tragedy becomes an epic chronicle of life's small joys. Staged in an in-the-round setting, this uplifting and affirming solo storytelling performance is both deeply moving and joyfully funny.

Kick At The Dark Theatre - Every Brillia

"Andrew Chandler is utterly

 charming as he finds the

 light within the dark of

 daily life""

"One of the most powerful

 theatre experiences of my life"

"It's beautiful and hopeful

 and made me laugh"

"Masterfully performed"

"One of the most beautiful pieces

 of theatre I've seen in a long time"

Read what NS Reviews has to say about 

Every Brilliant Thing

NS Reviews
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CBC Radio

Listen to an interview with performer Andrew Chandler and director Emily Jewer

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