I didn’t know quite what to expect from this show. Together with my companion we took our seats in the audience and to our surprise the performer Kate Mulvany – it’s a one woman show – was already on stage, looking relaxed and chatting to members of the audience. She was handing out pieces of paper to them, the significance of which would soon be revealed..
The show started with the house lights still on and they were kept on throughout the performance.
The show works on a number of levels. It charts the journey of a young girl to a young woman growing up in a family with mental illness. Her mother is mentally ill, and attempts to take her life a number of times till the inevitable happens.
The young girl has it tough still early on she comes up with an idea which keeps her going. She – the girl is anonymous- starts a list of all the things that make her feel good, gives her joy, her brilliant things. A list she can turn to when she is feeling down. A list that she shares with her mother, hoping that it will give her the much needed boost she needs. Continue reading EVERY BRILLIANT THING : UPSTAIRS @ BELVOIR STREET