I adapted a really interesting book, Life on the Refrigerator Door by Alice Kuipers, for the stage. Specifically, the wonderful stage at the Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick. It ran from 1st-5th April 2014.
carrots and rabbit food for Peter
juice – you choose
If you can carry any more, get a chicken and two cans of beans. Don’t worry if you can’t, I can try and pick these up tomorrow.
Money on the counter. Don’t forget your key!
So begins the story of the relationship between a mother and her teenage daughter. Inspired by Alice Kuiper’s ‘novel in notes’, this first ever stage adaptation explores the themes of adolescence and family in a simple yet beautiful way. A coming of age story that is mundane, ridiculous and poignant. Welcome (back) to being fourteen.
The piece was shown as part of a double bill with another company, the punk band artists collective The Femmes Fatales, and formed part of the Yard’s NOW 14 Collection. We were Arts Council funded and also had a successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.
Designer: Ele Slade
Lighting Designer: Oscar Wyatt
Cast: Cassandra Bond and Angela Clerkin
Stage Manger: Katy Munroe-Farlie
We wrote a blog during rehearsals: http://lifeontherefrigeratordoor.wordpress.com/
The show went really well and some of our great audience feedback can be seen here.
The aim now is to develop the piece a little further and find a venue for a full length run. Get in touch if you’re interested! email@example.com
All production shots and the promo video credited to Bouken Boy Media: