Tom spends all his days surfing the net... Because Tom works in child protection. Faced with watching recordings of the most unforgivable crimes on a daily basis, in a job that barely anyone else can endure, Tom struggles to retain his humanity. Meeting Emily might just mean his life has changed for the better, but when your entire working life is spent watching the most terrible of crimes, can you ever go home and say "I love you"?The winner of the fifth Papatango New Writing Prize..A delicate and unashamed exploration of the taboos of working in child protection. World Premiere. An astonishing debut play from a first-time playwright, Unscorched
was chosen unanimously from more than 500 entries by a panel including the four members of Papatango - George Turvey, Matt Roberts, Sam Donovan and Chris Foxon - together with Neil McPherson, Artistic Director of the Finborough Theatre, and Francis Grin, Literary Manager of the Finborough Theatre. All scripts were judged anonymously.Performers Richard Atwill, John Hodgkinson, Ronan Raftery, George Turvey, Eleanor Wyld.
Author Luke Owen. Company Papatango Theatre Company (in partnership with the Finborough Theatre). Director Justin Audibert. Design Georgia Lowe. Lighting Joshua Carr. Sound Richard Hammarton.