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Dark, intimate, yet oddly uplifting, Scorch is a gem... ★★★★★
Edinburgh Festivals Magazine


    Written byStacey Gregg
    Start date11 May 2017
    End date13 May 2017
  • TicketsFull price £16.50 / Standard concession £13.50 / Other concession £8.50

    Prime Cut Productions

    For those who don’t feel like they’re in the right life, online is a place to be yourself.

    Happiness. Aching, constant, consuming – on there it’s more real than real life. I’m honest on there. I’m being honest.

    Out in the real world though, things can be very different. A story of first love through the eyes of a gender-curious teen, Scorch examines how the human story often gets lost amidst the headlines.

    Winner: 2016 Fringe First Award, the Holden Street Theatre Award 2015, Irish Times Theatre Awards (Best New Play), Irish Writers Guild Awards (Best Theatre Script), The Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award for Best Theatre, The Adelaide Fringe Critics Circle Choice Award / @prime_cut

    Date & Time
    Thu 11 – Sat 13 May, 8pm

    Full price £16.50
    Standard concession £13.50
    Other concession £8.50

    Visit our Box Office page for full pricing and booking information


    Age Recommendation 

    Note: Adult themes, some strobe light effects, some audience interaction. Strictly no latecomers.

    Supported by Arts Council Northern Ireland, Culture Ireland, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Belfast City Council

    Image: Ciaran Bagnall

    • Emma Jordan

    • Ciaran Bagnall

      Lighting Designer, Set Designer
    • Amy McAllister

    • Carl Kennedy

      Sound Designer
    • Dark, intimate, yet oddly uplifting, Scorch is a gem... ★★★★★
      Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
    • Stacey Gregg’s beautifully-observed script captures the joy of someone able to talk about their sexuality for the first time, but also reveals the story behind this. ★★★★
      The Scotsman
    • McAllister brings an impish charm to Kez as director Emma Jordan keeps the character continually moving in and out of the audience. ★★★★★
      The Advertiser Adelaide
    • A wonderfully crafted piece of theatre which highlights the topic of gender identity. ★★★★★
      Adelaide Theatre Guide
    • Scorch might not be easy viewing, but it is essential. It’s not just theatre at its most potent but offers up what just might be one of the strongest performances currently happening in Edinburgh. ★★★★★
      Across the Arts
    • Scorch is a story that needs to be told... essential viewing. ★★★★★
      Broadway Baby

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