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Three young women are sat on a box in the centre of a dark room. Confetti is falling all around d them and they are looking at the sky and smiling. They are all wearing shiny leggings, black boots with colourful laces, pink fluffy skits and feather boas. Their T shirts say ‘Actor A’, ‘Actor B’, and ‘Actor C’ on them.

Bright Places

I was 23 when it came crashing into my life; without warning, just when everything was going so well, just when I was really, really happy…

A three-woman, one-woman show about Multiple Sclerosis, MS for short, not to be confused with M&S or S&M.

With 90s pop, a costume box and a whole heap of glitter! – The Peggy Ramsay Award winning Bright Places is an honest, funny and autobiographical story about growing up in the shadow of chronic illness.


From £10

Presented by

Carbon Theatre, in association with Birmingham Rep, and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.


We are proud to be working with charity partner, the digital community for people with MS.

The play was originally commissioned by Birmingham Rep in 2020, with generous support from the Sir Barry Jackson Trust.

Written by

Rae Mainwaring

Directed by

Tessa Walker

Age Guidance


Please note, no under 5s will be admitted to the auditorium.

Content Advice

Please note this production contains strobe lighting and scenes some people may find upsetting.

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Access Performances

BSL Interpreted: Thu 31 Oct, 7.45pm (interpreted by Harjit Jagdev)

Running Time

Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes with no interval.

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