A New Play about the Teenage Brain.
written by Marnie McCleane-Fay, Ned Glasier and Emily Lim
devised by the Actors.
"You say to me...
Your brain is broken.
It's like an adult's brain that doesn't work properly."
A fearless company of Wexford teenagers investigate the workings of the adolescent brain.
Created with cognitive neuroscientist Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore and drawing upon the life experiences of the cast,
‘Brainstorm' is a thrilling exploration of the most frustrating, chaotic and exhilarating changes that will ever happen to us.
Originally conceived by London’s Company Three, this is the Wexford version of the script, where 75% of the content is personal to them and their lives and scripted by Marnie. The other 25%, the science bits, is written by Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Ned Glasier and Emily Lim.
"This is a very cunningly put together piece, drawing with unflinching honesty on material excavated from the young people’s own lives ... and capturing the hormonal rush and wild mood swings of teenage existence.” - **** Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
"A tour of the chaotic limbic system — a rush of risk-taking, caution-free chemicals – gets the audience joining in the truth-telling games with raucous abandon... yet the wires that are really getting crossed are those with worried parents, and it’s the white-hot pain of each bedroom confrontation that brands the heart.” ***** Kate Malby, The Times
Tuesday 10 - Saturday 14 September 8pm
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