Performing Arts

Every Brilliant Thing At Lot’ng Art Space

For those of you who missed theatrethreesixty’s Every Brilliant Thing, you’re in luck. 

theatrethreesixty will be bringing the funny yet reflective play by Duncan Macmillian from December 1 to 10 at a brand new space –
Lot’ng Art Space, the theatre company’s brand-new home in the heart of the USJ Taipan business centre.

The quirky, one man production explores the sensitive but essential topic of depression and those who must live with, and around it every day.

You’re 7 years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says that 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.

Every Brilliant Thing brings audiences an interactive theatrical event that British newspaper The Guardian describes as “one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression”. Qahar Aqilah (The Pillowman, Angels in America), with direction from Christopher Ling, theatrethreesixty’s artistic director, enlists the audience in unfolding a story that is side-splittingly funny and heart-breaking all at the same time.

“To be given the opportunity to work on a play as this with an actor of Qahar’s calibre is a rare treat. Knowing that Every Brilliant Thing fits hand-in-glove with Qahar the consummate actor and Qahar the improv expert as well as slick host almost makes me feel like it was written for him to perform,” explains Christopher.

A brand new joint venture between elias projects and theatrethreesixty, Every Brilliant Thing makes full use of Lot’ng’s fully equipped black box theatre – bringing audiences as close to Qahar’s stellar performance as possible. Read the review of the production Cloudy With A Ray of Light here!

EVERY BRILLIANT THING may be closing out theatrethreesixty’s 2017 season RIGHT NOW, but it is the beginning of a new chapter of bringing good theatre to all Malaysian audiences.

And I, for one am looking forward to this new chapter. Bring it on theatrethreesixty.


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