by Brad Birch




The National Theatre

(at The Dorfman Theatre)

***We are delighted to announce our Young Company have been selected to perform 'THE BLUE ELECTRIC WIND' by Brad Birch***

at Dorfman Theatre, The National Theatre  on 29 June!

When people at school start forgetting things, Steph wonders if she’s the only one who’s noticed. She and some of the school’s misfits seem to be the only ones who can see what’s happening. 

Is it the weather? Is it a virus? They must join forces to try and work out what is causing everyone in town to lose all sense of who they are. 


Our 80's inspired version of Birch’s The Blue Electric Wind is a contemporary exploration of what it is to be a young adult, and like the great classic 80's teen movies, (ET, Stand By me, The Goonies, IT etc) this powerful coming of age production might just see our ‘kid's’ save the world!! 


Through performance Collision encourages a greater dialogue about what it is to be a young person in today’s society, through the exploration of people, place and identity.  It gives us great pleasure in announcing that we have been selected for and are proud to be part The National Theatre Connections Festival this July at The National Theatre, London..


 Each year the National Theatre Connections commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK's most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow. 

Brad Birch – Writer - Biography

Birch is the writer in residence at Undeb Theatre and on attachment at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Brad has had work produced by  The Royal Court Theatre, Sherman CymruTheatre503 and the National Youth Theatre. His work has been performed in Russia, the USA, Italy, Germany and Spain and his 2013 show Gardening: For The Unfulfilled and Alienated won a Scotsman Edinburgh Fringe First.

Brad also teaches playwrighting; having taught the Introduction to Playwrighting course at the Royal Court, he now runs the New Welsh Playwrights Programme at the Sherman Theatre.


In March 2016, Brad was announced as the recipient of the Harold Pinter Commission. 

In 2017 he completed the Channel 4 Writers' Scheme. He is currently on attachment to the National Theatre


29 June- 8.30pm The Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre, London - Tickets Sales:  here


March - The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh 

February - Buckhaven Theatre, Lawrence Street, Buckhaven Fife 


Writer:                 Brad Birch

Produced by:      National Theatre Connections

Performers:         Collision Young Company

Director:              Clara Bloomfield 

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