When people at school start forgetting things, Scott wonders if he’s the only one who’s noticed. It seems it’s only him and some of the school misfits who can see what is happening. Is it the weather? Is it a strange virus? They must join forces to try and work out what is causing everyone in town to lose all sense of who they are.
The Blue Electric Wind is a play about why we remember what we do, it is a play about bravery, it's a play about growing up.
Cast Size: 11
Brad Birch’s theatre work includes Black Mountain for Paines Plough, Theatr Clwyd and the Orange Tree; This Must be the Place for Poleroid at the VAULT Festival; The Brink at the Orange Tree; An Enemy of the People and The Endless Ocean at the RWCMD; The Protest at the Old Vic; Selfie: The Modern Day Dorian Gray at the Ambassadors; Tender Bolus at the Royal Exchange and Schauspielhaus, Hamburg; Gardening for the Unfulfilled and Alienated (Fringe First Award 2013) for Undeb at the Edinburgh Festival; Soap Opera, Where the Shot Rabbits Lay and Permafrost at the Royal Court; Even Stillness Breathes Softly Against a Brick Wall at Soho Theatre; Want For Nothing-For Waifs and Strays at the Lyric Hammersmith; Light Arrested Between the Curtain and the Glass at Sherman Cymru; Sunflowers and The Snow Queen at Theatr Powys; and Can’t Smile Wide Enough for CARAD. He won the Pick of the Year Award at the VAULT festival in 2017, the Harold Pinter Commission in 2016 and the Fringe First Award in 2013.
He is currently under commission at the National Theatre and Royal Court. Black Mountain is on tour in 2017/18.