‘People don’t like it when things come easier to you. They don’t like being around someone who makes them feel stupid. They don’t like… me.’
On a reality television show, six remarkable – and remarkably young – geniuses are competing for the coveted Golden Brain trophy and the title ‘Britain’s Brainiest Child’. As the contestants battle it out round after round, the pressure mounts, the spotlight gets harsher, and each is faced with questions they were never expecting. Who will win and who will lose – and what exactly does winning mean anyway?
Georgia Christou’s Bright. Young. Things. is a funny, fast-paced play about identity, truth and the challenge of finding out who you really are. It is part of Platform, an initiative from Tonic Theatre in partnership with Nick Hern Books. Aimed at achieving greater gender equality in theatre, Platform comprises big-cast plays with predominantly, or all, female casts, written specifically for performance by young actors.
About the Author
Georgia Christou is a writer for stage and screen.
Theatre includes Yous Two at Hampstead Theatre (nominated for the Verity Bargate Award and a Stage Debut Award), How to Spot an Alien for Paines Plough, and Peter Pan for Birmingham Rep (co-adapter).
Short plays include How to Not Sink for Sphinx Theatre (published in Women Centre Stage by Nick Hern Books), and Ephrem Holmes for DryWrite/The Bush. Georgia has taken part in the Royal Court’s Young Writers Programme.
Georgia’s television debut, Through the Gates for Channel 4, was nominated for two BAFTAs: Best Single Drama and Best Breakthrough. She has also worked on dramas for Netflix, Sky Atlantic, Channel 4 and the BBC.