by Peter Griffith
Sidney is in rebellion against his parents’ middle-class values. In order to impress his friends he tries smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol – and then he discovers Ecstasy...
Brain-Catch-Fire is a play about drugs, and about the circumstances that can lead young people to dangerous experiments and to drug-dependance. Will Sidney manage to regain control of his life? – which way will he turn?
Photos of 'Brain-Catch-Fire'
Extract from the script 'Brain-Catch-Fire'
|Dad:||Something’s happened to you Sidney, and I’m not sure what it is. You’ve changed your attitude at school. You don’t see any of your friends nowadays. You go out at odd hours and we don’t know who you’re with. You’re rude to your teachers and you’re rude to the neighbours – not to mention they way you treat us. Something’s affecting you. Are you perhaps ...taking…some sort of drugs?|
|Mum:||Oh Sidney, no…|
|Dad:||I mean, you’re growing up now, and I’m sure we don’t want to pry you into anything you do. But if you’re taking drugs, well, I mean, you can ruin your life that way…|