Theatre Royal Plymouth - Brainstorm
The Drum, Theatre Royal Plymouth
Thursday 12 – Saturday 14 April
After the success of The Blue Road (2017) Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Young Company return to the stage with Brainstorm on Thursday 12 – Saturday 14 April in The Drum.
Inside every adolescent brain, 86 billion neurons connect and collide to produce the most frustrating, chaotic and exhilarating changes that will ever happen to us. Brainstorm is a unique theatrical investigation into how teenagers’ brains work, and why they’re designed by evolution to be the way they are.
Emma Bean will be performing in Brainstorm. She has been a Young Company member since she was 8 years old and says “I’m currently participating in Brainstorm, my 7th Young Company show, and it’s always an incredibly rewarding experience. It gives you the chance to perform in a professional environment such as The Drum, as well as explore a variety of acting genres. Brainstorm has been the most physically demanding show yet, but working together with those my age and younger, and of course our directors Lucy and Charlie, I make wonderful memories.
Brainstorm is performed by a 20 strong cast of 12 - 16 year olds along with 5 young stage managers who are all part of the Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Young Company and Young Company Hubs.
Our Young Company Hubs were launched in 2008 and enable the theatre to work in partnership with a range of different organisations to offer weekly dance and drama workshops for young people who are unable to access our Young Company group. The theatre currently has Hub groups at four partner schools: All Saints Academy, Saltash.net, Marine Academy and Plymouth School of Creative Arts.
The Theatre Royal Plymouth Young Company offers workshops and performance opportunities throughout the year for 5 – 25 year olds. The company work with professional practitioners to develop numerous skills for the stage or behind the scenes.
Lucy Coren, Theatre Royal Plymouths Young People’s Producer says “The making of Brainstorm has been a phenomenal process of hard work, creativity and collaboration. The cast have created something brilliant and brave under the fearless leadership of director, Lucy Hirst and we can’t wait to show you.”
Tickets are priced at £9 and are available from the Box Office on 01752 267222 or online at www.theatreroyal.com. Concessions are available.