‘One of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression – and possibly one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see, full stop’ The Guardian
Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe’s worldwide smash hit is back and available to stream online. And we would encourage you to get streaming and give this a watch. We had the ultimate pleasure of hosting this incredibly joyous piece of theatre back on Saturday 10 September 2016, a time we remember fondly. And yes, that is our dear friend Jonny from Jonny & The Baptists.
You’re seven years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says she’s ‘done something stupid’. She finds it hard to be happy. You make a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything worth living for.
1. Ice cream
2. Water fights
3. Staying up past your bedtime and being allowed to watch TV
4. The colour yellow
5. Things with stripes
7. People falling over
A play about depression and the lengths we go to for those we love.
Based on true and untrue stories. If you enjoy this piece, are able and would like to consider donating the price of a ticket we would urge you to consider giving to one or both of the following two charities. Thank you kindly.
Written by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe.
A Paines Plough and Pentabus Theatre Company production.
'Heart-wrenching, hilarious...possibly one of the funniest plays you'll ever see, full stop.' The Guardian
'Funny, clever, and surprisingly uplifting.' The Telegraph
'Filled to the brim with joy...beautiful, heart wrenching and very funny.' Time Out London
'Dual interest in joy and sorrow... a perfect balance.' The Independent
'piece that demonstrates why life is worth living... you'll leave feeling elated.' The Scotsman