Prime Cut Productions present
SCORCH by Stacey Gregg
For those who don’t feel like they’re in the right life ton-line 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. That’s important”
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.
Inspired by recent court cases Scorch is written by Stacey Gregg, one of Northern Ireland’s most talented playwrights [ Huzzies, Shibboleth, Override]. Scorch received its world premiere at Outburst Arts Festival in 2015 subsequently playing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is the multi-awardwinner of the Adelaide Fringe Weekly Award for Best Theatre, the Adelaide Fringe Critics Circle Choice Award, a Scotsman Fringe First Award, The Holden St Theatre Award, the Vertebra Summerhall Best Actor Award, the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best New Play and the Writers Guild of Ireland ZeBBie Award for Best Theatre Script. It is currently headlining at Holden Street Theatres for Adelaide Fringe Festival 2017.
Also some Reviews and quotes below
A wonderfully crafted piece of theatre... perceptively directed by Emma Jordan.Amy McAllister is superb.
★★★★★ The Adelaide Theatre Guide
An intelligent, brilliantly acted, sensitively produced piece of essential theatre. Do not miss it"
★★★★★ EntertainmentHive: Adelaide
Dark, intimate, yet oddly uplifting, Scorch is a gem in this year’s Fringe. An incredible experience, unforgettable, beautifully written and flawlessly performed. The standing ovation it received was rightfully deserved.
★★★★★ - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
Writer Stacey Gregg’s beautifully-observed script, delivered directly to the audience, captures the joy of someone able to talk about their sexuality for the first time, but also reveals the story behind this.
★★★★- The Scotsman
“The real life issue takes on heightened dramatic resonance, fractured and splintered by Gregg’s syncopated prose style”