FOLLOWING ITS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PREMIERE AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2016, SCORCHED, THE NEW PLAY FROM OPEN SKY WILL TOUR IN SPRING 2017 SEE DATES BELOW.

"By turns shifting, gritty, soft and searing, it is one of the most complete theatrical experiences at this year’s Fringe.” Edinburgh Guide


Inspired by the life of his grandfather, writer Lisle Turner presents the story of a World War II veteran whose self-tattooed body reminds him of his past as dementia erodes his present. “My grandfather wouldn’t talk about the war and how it affected him for fifty years. Then when dementia struck in his late eighties shocking stories started to pour out. At the same time my school friends were being sent to fight in the Gulf. Those desert wars continue to this day. Society is quick to forget what war does to soldiers and their families. My grandfather’s own memories betrayed him in the end. I want him, the things he did and saw and sacrificed, to be remembered.”

“the script covers much ground with admirable brevity. The heat and dust are brilliantly evoked in Claire Coaché’s production which creeps up on you with cunning stealth.” The Times

“Scorched is a powerful play that captures the horror of war and the disorientation of dementia...it is held together through a moving, masterful performance by Robin Berry as the veteran, Jack. What also sets the show apart is its staging, with inventive use of props and visual effects.”  Britishtheatre

“striking theatrical invention” The Stage

“Actor Robin Berry is riveting, his stage presence is captivating from beginning to end” The Upcoming

“stunning lighting and projection work”
Todolist

“exquisitely executed, creating a theatricality that’s rare in a solo show” The Scotsman

“the piece connects directly with the audience" Broadway Baby

 "a wistful, brutal, tender piece...speaking  in a voice that reaches us as a moving lament for all that Jack has lost." Fest mag

LEDBURY
The Market Theatre
Sat 8 April 8pm
07967 517 125
themarkettheatre.com

WORCESTER
University of Worcester
Wed 19 April
INVITE ONLY

ASHCROFT
Ashcroft Art Centre
Wed 26 April 7.30pm
01329 223 100
ashcroft.org.uk

ALDERSHOT
West End Centre
Thur 27 April 8pm
01252 330 040
westendcentre.co.uk

BIRMINGHAM
The Old Joint Stock Theatre
Fri 28 April 8pm
0121 200 0946
oldjointstock.co.uk

WARWICK
Bridge House Theatre
Wed 3 & Thur 4 May 7.30pm
01926 776438
bridgehousetheatre.co.uk

LONDON
Jacksons Lane
Sat 6 May 8pm
020 8341 4421
jacksonslane.org.uk

BRIGHTON
Rialto Theatre
Tues 9 – Sat 13 May 7.30pm
01273 725 230
rialtotheatre.co.uk

BRECON
Theatr Brycheiniog
Tues 16 May 7.30pm
01874 611 622
brycheiniog.co.uk

SHROPSHIRE
Ellesmere College Art Centre
Sat 20 May 7.30pm
01691 626 545
artsalive.co.uk

CATERHAM
Caterham ArtsHouse
Tues 23 May 7pm
07557 134 286
caterhamartshouse.co.uk

HEREFORD
The Courtyard
Fri 26 May 8pm
01432 340 555
courtyard.org.uk

ALNWICK
Alnwick Playhouse & Arts Centre
Wed 31 May 7.30pm
01665 510 785
alnwickplayhouse.co.uk

WASHINGTON
Arts Centre Washington
Thur 8 June 7.30pm
0191 561 3456
artscentrewashington.co.uk

HEXHAM
Queen’s Hall Arts Centre
Fri 9 June 8pm
01434 652 477
queenshall.co.uk

DIDCOT
Cornerstone Arts Centre
Thur 15 June 7.30pm
01235 515 144
cornerstone-arts.org


Written by Lisle Turner
Directed by Claire Coaché
Performed by Robin Berry
Set designed by Andrew Purvin
Lighting and video designed by Ben Hughes
Sound designed by Robin Berry
Costume designed by Juliet Blamey
Puppet by Sarah Townsend
Tattoo animations by Emma Lazenby
Horse animations by Suzie Evans

 

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Open Sky receives financial assistance from The Elmley Foundation. Developed with support of The Courtyard.
 

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