Previews: 13, 14 Feb €14 (no performance Sat 17 Feb)
Post-Show Discussion: 20 Feb
Please note that due to the adverse weather conditions performances of Scorch have been cancelled for the following dates: Wednesday 28 February – Friday 2 March.
Scorch by Stacey Gregg is inspired by recent court cases dealing with gender fraud and gender politics.
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.
This play is a new original work from Belfast playwright Stacey Gregg. It confronts ideological norms, which have for so long shaped our understanding and beliefs surrounding sexuality and gender.
Set in the round, Scorch explores the story of a teenager called Kes who is struggling with their gender identity. Kes explores their sexuality and gender by presenting as a boy who embarks on an intimate relationship with another girl, which leads to devastating effects both legally and personally.
Writer: Stacey Gregg
Directer: Emma Jordan
Cast: Amy McAllister
Set and Lighting Designer: Ciaran Bagnall
Sound: Carl Kennedy
Costume: Enda Kenny
Choreographer: Nicola Curry
Producer: Una NicEoin and Stephen Coulter
WINNER: Scotsman Edinburgh Fringe First Award, Irish Times Theatre Award for Best New Play, Adelaide Fringe Critics Circle Award, the Vertebra Summerhall Best Actor Award, and the Writers Guild of Ireland ZeBBie Award for Best Theatre Script [break]
“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.” [stars-5] Edinburgh Festivals Magazine [break]
“Amy McAllister is utterly mesmerising”
Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
Recommended for ages 14+ or 12+ with parental guidance