What’s coming up on stage in Spalding?

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A regular column from South Holland Centre in Spalding.

One of the most anticipated pieces of live theatre the centre has hosted recently is coming up on Thursday, October 1.

Every Brilliant Thing appeared on the national theatre scene last year and immediately had the reviewers raving.

It received 4-star reviews across the British and New York media and has since toured around the UK twice and been invited for an off-Broadway run in America.

The reason for all the praise? Put simply, this is a funny play about depression.

It tells how a six year old little boy starts to make a list of “every brilliant thing” he can think of when his mum goes into hospital having “done something stupid”.

It is simply a lovely original piece of theatre about the lengths we go to for those we love.

The subject matter will have touched nearly every one of us in some way, but this is certainly NOT a miserable evening out.

While being sensitive and heart-wrenching, the play has also been called “possibly one of the funniest you will see”, and from another reviewer “reminds you why life is worth living”.

The Sunday Times’ reviewer said of the performance: “Absurdly cherishable... fantastically likeable.”

Produced by Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre it is performed by Duncan MacMillan, and in the run up to the show we are collecting local people’s own “Brilliant Things” including by Twitter @shcentre using the hashtag #EveryBrilliantThing.

If you follow Twitter you can also find some great audience reviews from the Edinburgh Festival using that hashtag.

So don’t just believe us, believe those that have seen it – this is a show you really don’t want to miss.