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PRESS: A heartfelt theatrical journey celebrating life’s joy awaits in EVERY BRILLIANT THING

Dean Goldblum


Prepare to be moved, inspired, and entertained by "Every Brilliant Thing," a captivating theatrical production that explores the beauty and resilience of the human spirit. This heartwarming, comedic coming-of-age story celebrates the small but brilliant things that make life worth living.

“Every Brilliant Thing” finds “A perfect balance between conveying the struggles of life, and celebrating all that is sweet in it” - The Independent (London)

In "Every Brilliant Thing" by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe, a young boy grapples with the emotional challenges of his mother's struggle with depression. To help her find hope, he begins compiling a list of everything brilliant in the world.

This one-man show is brought to life by the excitingly versatile Miguel de Sampaio and unfolds in a democratic, immersive "in-the-round" setting. Audience members are invited to participate in the recitation of items on the list, creating a shared and deeply wholesome experience.

"Every Brilliant Thing" is a testament to the enduring human spirit and the remarkable ability to find joy and hope in unexpected places. Join us for an unforgettable theatrical experience that will leave you inspired, uplifted and maybe, just maybe…a little teary.

Don't miss this exciting coming of age one-man show, running from the 17th of November to the 2nd of December at LAMTA Studio 1, Theatre on The Bay in Camps Bay. Performances start at 18:00, with doors opening at 17:45.


Starring Miguel de Sampaio

Directed by Jeff Brooker

Produced by Jeff Brooker Productions & Dean Goldblum

Poster Design by Milli Jane

Photos by Dean Goldblum and Nicolette Fernandes 

Ticket prices are as follows:

- General: R175

- Students: R150

- Block 10+ : R130


Tickets can be purchased through Quicket. For additional information, please contact Jeff Brooker at or visit the Every Brilliant Thing Instagram and Facebook pages at @every_brilliantthing



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