Life on the Refrigerator Door

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.


Creative team:

Designer: Ele Slade

Lighting Designer: Oscar Wyatt

Cast: Cassandra Bond and Angela Clerkin

Stage Manger: Katy Munroe-Farlie


We wrote a blog during rehearsals:

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!

All production shots and the promo video credited to Bouken Boy Media:





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