Imagine it’s bedtime. Imagine it’s time to turn out the light.
Imagine the outside, and the stars, bright.
Imagine a forest of flickering torches, where the moon comes down to play.
Imagine being in a place that is made of light. Imagine how brilliant that would be.
Combining movement, live music, imaginative lighting, and captivating imagery, Brilliant turned bedtime into a beautiful adventure about light and darkness, created especially for children aged 3–5.
Supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation with additional support from The Golsoncott Foundation and Brilliant Benefactors.
Nominated for Best Show for Children and Young People at the TMA Awards 2009.
Directed by: David Harradine
Associate Director: Samantha Butler
Performed by: Laura Cubitt, Jamie McCarthy, David Leahy & Elisa de Grey
Designed by: David Harradine and Ali Beale
Stage Management: Beth Hoare-Barnes, Billy Hiscoke, Sam Evans
"This luminous production by Fevered Sleep wraps itself around the children and holds them, fascinated, in its grasp. ****"
Time Out, Critics Choice
"Lovely and imagination-tickling, the aptly named Brilliant is a wonderfully playful exploration of light. Who, regardless of age, could fail to be enchanted by the gentle surprises and magical effects on view? ****"
"A luminous production that holds the children fascinated in its grasp ****"
"This exquisite show more than lives up to its name ****"
"Fevered Sleep’s Brilliant more than lives up to its name. It follows a child preparing for bed and sinking into the dark, mysterious world of night and the imagination. Exquisite. ****"
The Guardian Pick of the Week