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Runs from Monday February 13 2023 to Tuesday February 28 2023

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 15 minutes


Highland Arts Theatre
40 Bentinck Street
Sydney NS B1P 1G2

Event Notes

× Highland Arts Theatre Presents


by Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe Directed by Scott Sharplin Starring Mark Delaney

Hugs, the smell of old books, a hairdresser who listens to what you want...

The colour yellow, roller coasters, ice cream — as a mother battles chronic depression, a child creates a list of every brilliant thing they can think of, to remind them what makes life worth living. As the child grows, so does the list. Looking back on a life of ups and downs, the storyteller takes the audience on an inspiring journey that celebrates finding joy in the mundane and being grateful for the simple pleasures hiding all around us.

At once intimate and interactive, this touching, funny, and uplifting performance chronicles life’s small joys and reveals the lengths to which we will go for those we love.

Content Warning: This play discusses the subjects of suicide and mental health. While it is an overall optimistic and heartwarming experience, viewer discretion is advised.

This production will take place in the basement of St. Andrew's Hall (44 Bentinck St) and NOT on the HAT Mainstage, as the HAT will be closed for the months of January and February for necessary renovations and upgrades. Sadly, this space is not wheelchair accessible however a streamed video version of the production will be available online.

This production is is priced based on Pay What You Choose Donations with free tickets available for those in need thanks to our Radical Access Program.

PWYC removes a financial barrier, giving everyone the chance to see our shows. This is made possible thanks to our monthly donors and those who are able choosing a higher price point, and for this you can be guided by the recommended donation. Thank you for supporting us and the community by continuing to book with us. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Tickets: Suggested Donation of $25 per ticket (Tax-deductible Charitable Receipt will be issued at the end of the year)

FREE tickets available thanks to Radical Access

Performance dates and times vary, starting Februar 15, 2023. Please click "Buy Tickets" for full performance schedule.

This production is brought to you in part by the donations of hundreds of people from around the world thanks to our Radical Access program.

To sign up for monthly donations and ensure we can continue to create accessible theatre to audiences in Cape Breton and beyond, please visit our website here:

Thank you so much and see you soon at the HAT!

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