Scorch

Theatre
IRL
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For those who don’t feel like they’re in the right life, on-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.”

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 has been awarded a Scotsman Fringe First and Best New Play at the 2015 Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards.

Best New Play Irish Theatre Awards
Scotsman fringe First
Holden Street Theatres' Edinburgh Fringe Award

★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals
★★★★★ Broadway Baby
★★★★ The List
★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ TV Bomb
★★★★ The Skinny
★★★★ Exeunt
★★★★ Three Weeks
★★★★ British Theatre Guide
★★★★ Mumble Theatre

Presented by:
Holden Street Theatres

For those who don’t feel like they’re in the right life the web 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. ‘The real life issue takes on heightened dramatic resonance, fractured and splintered by Gregg’s syncopated prose style’ **** (Irish Times).