The Brilliance of Broken Glass

Theatre (comedy, storytelling)

  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Are you always what you were? New York Comedian and Moth StorySLAM champion’s debut hour blends award-winning storytelling and comedic tales examining identity. Post medical crisis, with no map to recovery, but a trusty guide dog and embers of a torched life plan lighting the way, Brooke dives into her reality with wry, poetic, brutally honest humour: how to lose and find yourself, navigate growth and loss, survive health “care” systems and heal in a world that’s maybe trying to kill you. For anyone who’s misplaced their keys, or their life. Laughter is ultimate resilience.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Access into the venue with a wheelchair can become restricted once the majority of the audience have been sat. Please turn up with ample time so you can be admitted first to ensure ease of access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Permanent Ramp

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Elizabeth Williams 23 days ago

Visiting from Western Australia and on the very last day of the Edinburgh festival 28th August my daughter and I were fortunate to catch Brooke's last show, 'The brilliance of broken glass'. We were not sure what to expect. However, Brooke's personal journey through a series of invasive medical prcedures with specialists and practitioners, was a raw and revealing story. Brooke has a personality of courage and enduring humour. Having been through a portion of a similar story myself, it was refreshing to notice that Brooke's humour was clearly her medicine. I reflected on the true story of Patch Adams and the immensely talented actor Robin Williams. When speaking with Brooke after her show, I asked her if she was writing a book? I would recommend you visit Brooke when ever she is performing a show as this is a great opportunity to see a young woman so very full of talent, bravery, courage and humour.

Vanessa Cibelle 28 days ago

Such an inspiring, fun and heartfelt show! Brooke has managed to create something beautiful and relatable out of hard times. Such poetic, beautiful and fun storytelling! A definite must see!

Matt Storrs 30 days ago

amazing storytelling and performance I wished I had seen sooner. Made me reconsider my medical history and how I've chosen to approach those who've wronged me.

Eleanor 33 days ago

This is a really full hour of storytelling, a powerful medical narrative about the systems of care that we fall at the mercy of if we become ill. Brooke tells her very personal story with heart, humour and skill, and a show like this deserves a full house. I actually thought it would be worth going a second time just to fully digest the whole thing, because it is very fast paced, an explosion of triumph over the stuff life can throw at you.

Kevin Haney 35 days ago

A very welcome surprise. Brooke has crafted an honest, witty, heartfelt and genuine piece of theatre. The writing and delivery is first class, with the audience frequently laughing and even occasionally gasping! I left feeling inspired. An essential part of my Fringe this year. Make sure you catch it, you won’t regret it.

Scott Swinton 36 days ago

Luv Brooke! A smart, witty, emotional rollercoaster of a show.. The multitude of past-paced pop culture references were were a joy to behold. I haven’t witnessed anything like that since the Gilmore Girls - and all done without caffeine refuels!

Torrey Shine 38 days ago

Raw vulnerable candid storytelling, mixed with comic relief at every turn. Brooke walks you through her hidden and not-so-hidden traumas with candor, grace, and not a hint of self pity. Her stage presence is authentic and endearing. The writing is incredibly witty and clever, keeping me on the edge of my seat trying to catch and digest every word. The final section about rainbows reflecting through broken glass and mosaics gave me goosebumps. A powerful tale about self-acceptance and reclaiming your own narrative

Aran 39 days ago

Excellent show, well worth attending. Thanks for sharing your story!

António Ramalhinho 50 days ago

Heartfelt testimony of realizing who you are, a Journey through your Shadows that you're gonna repeat untill you're to face them. Thank you for this. We all want to see the light, and she becomes our Lighthouse. Sheer vulnerability marks the real artist, and she and the show, really show what it means to become One with Heart and Art.

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LondonTheatre1 (4/5 stars) 29 days ago

An intriguing and heartfelt testimonial.

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Theatre Weekly (4/5 stars) 44 days ago

The Brilliance of Broken Glass is funny when it wants to be, but is happy to sit in the darker, more difficult moments

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