Student Wellbeing Program
Educational theatre that tackles the consequences of risk taking and substance abuse.
This fast paced one man show is about that split second when we reach a crossroad, make a choice, and possibly change our lives forever.
Andy and his friends drink alcohol, smoke cannabis and are confused by the hormones racing around their bodies. This dangerous cocktail explodes into one dramatic incident resulting in the loss of their mate Jamie.
Video of his sister Phoebe smoking and getting drunk ends up on YouTube. His dad drowns his sorrows in alcohol, mum pops painkillers to handle stress and his girlfriend has access to ecstasy.
After a lively discussion the audience leaves the venue with a deep understanding of how their choice of friends and their ability to make good decisions has a dramatic and lasting effect on their lives.
Cheap Thrills Student Wellbeing Program Covers:
Please Note: This performance contains references to a motor vehicle accident, loss of life, alcohol/drug use and mental health issues. Teachers please contact us to discuss if you have any concerns about the content as modifications can be made in some cases.
Entertaining, funny, informative! Confronting and really expressed the harsh effects of drugs, alcohol and taking risks. 10/10.
Perfect! Entertaining, informative, relevant, very worthwhile! Highly recommended! 10/10.
Sylvania High School
Highly recommended! Really powerful! Made a big impression!
Extremely impressed. Keeping a big crowd of teenagers engaged and entertained whilst delivering an important message is no mean feat! What an impressive performer - I myself was rapt throughout the whole show! One of my teaching subjects is Health and I thought the way the messages about risky behaviour were conveyed were brilliant. I can’t honestly praise the actor enough! Thank you and keep up the fantastic work you guys are doing!
Banksia Park International School
Fantastic! The actor was enthusiastic, professional, engaging and passionate! Great questioning, appropriate messages and delivery of controversial issues! Brainstorm have a great balance of humour and serious issues, using student friendly language/references. Full of energy and interesting characters. Gave the students an insight into how quickly things can get out of control. Reality of it really hit home! Supports Personal Enrichment Program and drug/alcohol education policies. 10/10
Brilliant! Topical! Bright energetic performer. Good concepts and issues that students at this level (year 9) face and make decisions about i.e. consequences of risk taking. Fantastic! Keep up the good work! 10/10.
Academy of Mary immaculate.
Highly recommended! Performance and follow-up activities addressed issues affecting young people (drug use, risk taking, peer pressure). Students enjoyed the performance and laughed throughout whilst taking in the serious issues and messages. Addressed Welfare and PDHPE curriculum. Excellent, professional friendly performer. Really worthwhile!
Whitebridge High School
Highly engaging and informative! Students thought it was ‘enjoyable, stimulating and cool’. Superb acting!. The actor was well prepared, good student management, confidently led the discussion and related well. Used humour to his advantage. He was outstanding and met all our expectations. He was phenomenal at drawing out the key ideas of risk taking and consequences. It was clear he wanted the message to hit home. Supports our PDHPE, Pastoral Care, Student safety and Wellbeing policies. 10/10
Broughton Anglican College
Fantastic, funny, clever, up to date, professional and well organised. 10/10!
Newcomb Secondary College
Short, sharp and to the point, good to see how you can make positive decisions and go against poor choices others may be making. Also dealt with effects of depression. Highly recommended!
Beechworth Secondary College