Prime Cut Productions


Based in Belfast, Prime Cut Productions is one of Northern Ireland’s leading independent theatre producers. Established in 1992, the company has mounted more than 50 Northern Irish premieres of the best international plays as well showcasing the work of local theatre-makers across the Island of Ireland and beyond. Under Emma Jordan’s artistic directorship Prime Cut is committed to producing memorable and thought-provoking theatre, providing innovative training for theatre artists and increasing accessibility and participation in the arts for young and older people, people from minority groups and those living in marginalised and hard to reach communities.

Scorch confronts ideological norms which have for so long shaped our understanding and beliefs surrounding sexuality and gender. Co-produced by the Outburst Queer Arts Festival and featuring a striking performance by Amy McAllister, this multi-award winning show explores first love through the eyes of a gender-curious teen and examines how human stories often gets lost amidst the headlines.

In the press

"a wonderfully crafted piece of theatre which highlights the topic of gender identity. Amy McAllister is superb” Adelaide Theatre Guide

"An incredible experience, unforgettable, beautifully written and flawlessly performed.” Edinburgh Festival Magazine

Production details

  • Writer

    Stacey Gregg
  • Director

    Emma Jordan
  • Choreographer

    Nicola Curry
  • Designer

    Ciaran Bagnall (Set & LX) Carl Kennedy (Sound)
  • Number of people on stage

  • Number of people in touring company

  • Freight

    Excess baggage

    1 x 40kg flight box, 1 x 30kg suitcase

  • Touring Availability

    From September 2017
  • Scale of venue

    Small-scale (capacity up to 400),
    Unconventional Space
  • Minimum performance space

    4m x 4m
  • Text-based

    Dense (important for audiences to have a good understanding of English)

In Edinburgh

  • Venue

    Summerhall, Roundabout
  • Production dates

    21-27 AUGUST
  • Production times

  • Duration

    50 MINS
  • Audience capacity




Prime Cut are more than happy to facilitate post show discussions around the topics explored in Scorch. On these occasions the company will work with local LGBT or Trans groups close to the performance venue, to facilitate meaningful and authentic discussions and experiences for those present.