OPEN SKY - SCORCHED

OPEN SKY WAS FOUNDED IN 2012 BY LIFE AND CREATIVE PARTNERS CLAIRE COACHÉ AND LISLE TURNER. THEY COMBINE NEW WRITING WITH VISUAL, PHYSICAL THEATRE AND WORK WITH LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS. FOLLOWING ITS CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PREMIERE AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE 2016 THEIR NEW PLAY SCORCHED TOURED THE UK IN SPRING 2017, PRODUCED BY TURTLE KEY ARTS.

"By turns shifting, gritty, soft and searing, it is one of the most complete theatrical experiences at this year’s Fringe.” EDINBURGH GUIDE

“the script covers much ground with admirable brevity. The heat and dust are brilliantly evoked in Claire Coaché’s production which creeps up on you with cunning stealth." The Times


“ a moving, masterful performance by Robin Berry” Britishtheatre

“striking theatrical invention” The Stage

“exquisitely executed, creating a theatricality that’s rare in a solo show” The Scotsman
 
“the piece connects directly with the audience" Broadway Baby

"a wistful, brutal, tender piece"  Fest mag

Inspired by the life of his grandfather, writer Lisle Turner presents the story of a World War II veteran whose self-tattooed body reminds him of his past as dementia erodes his present. “My grandfather wouldn’t talk about the war and how it affected him for fifty years. Then when dementia struck in his late eighties shocking stories started to pour out. At the same time my school friends were being sent to fight in the Gulf. Those desert wars continue to this day. Society is quick to forget what war does to soldiers and their families. My grandfather’s own memories betrayed him in the end. I want him, the things he did and saw and sacrificed, to be remembered.”

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WHO WE ARE...

A SHORT FILM ABOUT ALL THE WORK TURTLE KEY ARTS DO.

Who we are

A YEAR IN THE LIFE

A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF TURTLE KEY ARTS, A SHORT FILM ABOUT ALL THE WORK THEY DID IN 2016-2017.

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In 2016 TURTLE KEY ARTS reached an audience of 30,000 collaborating with 250 artists and involved over 1900 participants.

 
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