BUTTER BRAIN

A NEW PLAY FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, COMMISSIONED FOR YOUNG AND TALENTED

"IF SOMETHING GOES UP ONLINE,

IT NEVER COMES DOWN.

it's not gravity, dummy, it's the internet."

 

 

BUTTER BRAIN HAD ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT BROADWAY BARKING THEATRE WITH YOUNG AND TALENTED AND DIRECTED BY ROY ALEXANDER WEISE ON 25 JUNE 2016.

butter brain was then adapted into a musical by suzanne mclean and had its world premiere with young and talented at theatre royal stratford east ON 17 JULY 2016. 

 

BUTTER BRAIN, THE MUSICAL

Written by Sarah Kosar, adapted and directed by Suzann McLean, composed by Jordan Xavier, and choreographed by Christopher Gordon

Theatre Royal Stratford East has a strong tradition of developing new plays and musicals, and encouraging new voices for the stage.

Musical Theatre is a key priority for Theatre Royal Stratford East with a vision to break new ground and revitalise the musical form to create work that is relevant to and informed by today’s modern Britain and attract new diverse audiences.

Performed by young people aged 5-16.

butter brain, THE PLAY

Written by Sarah Kosar, directed by Roy Alexander Weise, musical director Enrico Delves, designed by Lily Faith Knight

 

Butter Brain a coming-of-age adventure that explores the blurred boundaries between our online and offline lives.

Every June, all seven year olds are “Digitally Integrated” and replace their teddies with mobiles. But when Alex and her friends come online, they discover they aren’t starting from scratch.

Butter Brain is a new play for young people exploring how to be online but not believing everything we see.

 

Performed by young people aged 5-16.

FIRST PERFORMED ON 25 JUNE 2016 AT BROADWAY BARKING THEATRE. 

     

 

 

 

"This year's annual production Butter Brain gave us an insight into the young individuals the organisation has worked with over the past year. Written by Sarah Koser, the inaugural writer in residence at The Archivist Gallery, Butter Brain explores the pros and cons of children using the Internet and more specifically social media." -- AFRIDIZIAK

"This year's annual production Butter Brain gave us an insight into the young individuals the organisation has worked with over the past year. Written by Sarah Koser, the inaugural writer in residence at The Archivist Gallery, Butter Brain explores the pros and cons of children using the Internet and more specifically social media." -- AFRIDIZIAK