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.
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)
Brainstorm Production photos from around the world
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