The Society of British Theatre Designers

The Value of Design

Paul Burgess

Every Brilliant Thing

Every Brilliant Thing
  • Production: Every Brilliant Thing
  • Company: Scale / nabokov
  • Venue: The Village Underground (2008) and Latitude Festival (2009)
  • Year: 2009
  • Author: Duncan Macmillan (wrote Sleeve Notes, see below)
  • Scenography by: Simon Daw and Paul Burgess
  • Photography by: Simon Daw and Paul Burgess
  • Design © Simon Daw and Paul Burgess
  • Image © Scale (Simon Daw and Paul Burgess)
An installation commissiond by nabakov and made in collaboration with nabokov artistic director George Perrin which used Duncan Macmillan's short story "Sleeve Notes" as the starting point for a list of brilliant things. The list is mainly generated through Facebook but audience members can add to it in situ. When the installation is on display "Sleeve Notes" is read periodically. In the photo above it is being shown at Latitude Festival and the reading is by Rosie Thomson, for whom the story was originally written.