Open Sky Productions

6 May 8.00pm
A follow-up to Open Sky's critically acclaimed debut at this year’s Edinburgh Festival.

Scorched uses new writing, visual physical theatre, period music and an innovative set to create the workings of a mind sinking into the sands of time.

1941. Egypt. WWII. An escaped German officer. A two-day chase across the brutal Sahara. A triumphant capture. A hero’s return.

1991. England. Jack reigns from the armchair of his rest home, a local legend. Decorated veteran of Tobruk. Former river warden, boxer, horse whisperer, boat builder, charmer, prolific father and husband to a very unhappy wife. Memories are, by his own hand, tattooed on his body but dementia is eroding his mind. As the Gulf War rages, the past drags him back to the scorched sands.

Inspired by the writer’s grandfather.

Recommended ages: 12+
Duration: 80 mins, no interval

Please note that latecomers may not be permitted.

Actor Robin Berry is riveting, his stage presence is captivating from beginning to end.

The Upcoming

A powerful play that captures the horror of war and the disorientation of dementia.


Striking theatrical invention

The Stage

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