THE BLUE

ELECTRIC

WIND

by Brad Birch

The National Theatre

(at The Dorfman Theatre)

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Collision Theatre at The National Theatre

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CollisionTheatre at The National Theatre

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Collision Theatre at The National Theatre

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PERFORMED WITTY DIALOGUE WITH A YOUTHFUL EXUBERANCE THAT ONE CAN'T HELP BUT ENJOY.

LONDON THEATRE REVIEW

A VISUALLY EXCITING PRODUCTION

- THE NATIONAL THEATRE

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.

COMPANY

PERFORMANCES 

Writer:                 Brad Birch

Produced by:      National Theatre Connections

Performers:         Collision Young Company

Director:              Clara Bloomfield 

June The Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre, London

 

March - The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh 

February - Buckhaven Theatre, Lawrence Street, Buckhaven Fife