‘Scorched' follows Donnell and Lena; a couple attempting to maintain a cocoon of normality in spite of an unknown menace that looms just offstage, threatening everything. Their good-natured teasing turns caustic after Lena falls in love with one of Donnell’s paintings. The pair are sent spiralling into a cycle of escalating hostility and cruelty which eventually turns deadly.
‘Scorched’ came out of a desire to write a play about climate change which had nothing to do with climate change. Instead, the theme of neglect revolves around a heated relationship in which the couple scorch themselves and eventually boil over.
‘The play makes its mark in a heartfelt and deeply human way’
★★★★ ½ - London Pub Theatres
There are London Underground and train strikes planned starting Thursday 20 July and continuing until Saturday 29 July. There are still plenty of alternative travel routes to Riverside Studios including:
Buses: 9, 9a, 10, 11, 27, 33, 72, 91, 220, 283 and 295. On exiting the Broadway via the south exit (by Tesco Metro), pass the Apollo on your left and Riverside is a 3 min walk down to the end of Queen Caroline Street (towards the river).
By car, bike or on foot. Read all information on getting to the venue here.
London Underground strikes:
Sunday 23 July
Tuesday 25 July
Wednesday 26 July
Thursday 27 July
Friday 28 July
Thursday July 20
Saturday July 22
Saturday July 29