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Arts Centre Washinton



24 March 2018 7.30pm
Tickets £5.00 / £3.00 (conc)

You say to me...

Your brain is broken. It's like an adult's brain that doesn't work properly.

I say to you….

My brain isn’t broken. It’s beautiful.

Inside every young person’s brain, 86 billion neurons connect, crash, collide and clash to cause daily chaotic and exhilarating changes; a hive of constant activity, growing, evolving, changing.

Brainstorm is a fast paced, dynamic and physical theatre show created for and by young people, exploring how their brains work and why they’re designed to be imperfectly perfect.

Using script developed by Ned Glasier, Emily Lim and Company Three in collaboration with neuroscientists, Director Helen Ferguson and an ensemble cast of young people delve into their personal experiences to explore their relationships with their parents and themselves, whilst making sense of the world around them.

Brainstorm is a poignant, honest, funny and thought-provoking show that showcases young talent, and challenges you to see young people and their brains in new ways.   

Age Guidance: 14+

Running Time: 80 minutes


Where: Arts Centre Washington

When: Saturday 24th March, 4:30 – 6:30pm followed by ‘Brainstorm’ at 7:30pm with complimentary tickets to all workshop participants.

Join Mortal Fools for a free, practical drama workshop exploring the themes of their new show: ‘Brainstorm’.

Brainstorm uses the personal stories and experiences of a group of young people aged 14-19, to explore and explain the science behind how the teenage brain works. It explores how young people’s brains are designed to be different from adult brains, the reasons behind this, and how this affects their lives, behaviours and relationships with the adults in their lives.

In this workshop, we’ll get to know each other through practical drama games, explore what it feels like to be a young person right now, and help you use your own ideas and creativity to make theatre yourself. All our work is collaborative and supportive, making sure that everyone involved is equally valued and can use their creativity with no worries about being judged! 

Workshops will be fun and open to all levels of experience - exploring physical theatre, creative writing, storytelling and loads of games, exercises and techniques relating to devising and performing.

To book e-mail or call 0191 561 3455