Youth theatres and school groups across the world have changed the way their audiences think about teenagers by producing their own version of our five star hit play, Brainstorm.

Our “beautifully conceived show” (The Observer) was a sell-out success at London’s National Theatre and seen by thousands on the BBC.

We wanted everyone to be able to make their own Brainstorm, so we published it as a Blueprint - a devising guide and script template that enables any group to make their own version of the play. The play includes a forward by Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, who supported the creation of Brainstorm as a consultant neuroscientist, alongside Dr Kate Mills.

Hundreds of teenagers - in the UK, USA, Kenya, Australia, Slovenia, Hong Kong and many other countries - have already made their own version of Brainstorm. The impact on them and their audiences has been profound.

Creating the play is straightforward and richly rewarding for teachers, directors and young people alike. It can be simply staged and flexibly cast. There are opportunities for young people to write, design and support the show technically.

The Blueprint and script template make it a project suitable for directors, teachers and groups of young people with limited devising experience.

I have been working at this school for ten years and Brainstorm is the production I am most proud of.

It is such a powerful vehicle for the expression of youth. It played such a vital role in opening essential conversations and enabling the students to feel a greater sense of validity in themselves
— Kiera Lyons, Camberwell Girls Grammar School, Australia

Brainstorm: The Original Playscript
And a Blueprint for Creating Your Own Production
by Ned Glasier, Emily Lim and Company Three
Nick Hern Books | Paperback, 96 pages | ISBN: 9781848425873 | Publication Date: 15 Dec 2016 | Size: 198mm x 129mm

Cast: variable - flexible casting

Staging: can be simply staged

Amateur rights performance fee: £60 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Buy the Brainstorm Blueprint at Nick Hern Books | Amazon

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Brainstorm Production photos from around the world

Resources and other information

Blog: Putting teenagers’ brains centre stage

Ned Glasier and Sarah Jayne Blakemore

Blog: Staging our own Brainstorm

Steven Slaughter, Rosslyn Academy Kenya