LYT presents: Mind Your Head

Lyceum Youth Theatre present:

Inside every adolescent brain, 86 billion neurons connect and collide to produce the most frustrating, chaotic and exhilarating changes that will ever happen to us.

Lyceum Youth Theatre and Traverse Young Writers present Mind Your Head, a double bill of performances which examines the hot topic of mental wellbeing for young people today.

Each evening show will feature Brainstorm, exploring the complexities of the adolescent brain in a unique performance conceived by a playwright, a neuroscientist and partially devised by the LYT cast themselves.

Brainstorm will be paired with a selection of short scenes by the Traverse Young Writers who have responded to themes of the science and biology behind emotions, and nature verses nurture

What does happiness mean? Is it material or emotional? Controlled by circumstances or temperament?

The Saturday matinee (10 March) will also feature work from the Traverse Young Writers as well as a special performance of Mr Blue Sky, first developed for Chrysalis festival. Devised by the company of young people it tackles teenage happiness, an all too real struggle for a generation so often dismissed as 'snowflakes'.

Dates, Times & Prices

  • 8 - 10 March 2018

Thursday 8, Friday 9 & Saturday 10 March

Saturday 10 March

Performance schedule
The following shows will be performed on each night:

  • Thursday 8 March (Evening)
    Brainstorm, Throw Like A Girl, Stressed
  • Friday 9 March (Evening)
    Brainstorm, This Is Fine, A Duck, Behaving
  • Saturday 10 March (Matinee)
    Mr. Blue Sky, Throw Like A Girl, Stressed
  • Saturday 10 March (Evening)
    Brainstorm, This Is Fine, A Duck, Behaving

*Please note all performances are presented as a double-bill with Brainstorm, the matinee performance is a double-bill presented with Mr Blue Sky.


  • £12.50
  • £10.50 concession

Tickets can be booked directly via the Traverse Theatre here or by phone on 0131 228 1404.


Press Coverage

"a piece of stunning, vibrant and life-affirming theatre"

"Gusto and eloquence"
Edinburgh Guide


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