Alice hasn’t been home for a while. Seven years in fact. But when her little sister, Lo, attempts to take her own life, the journey from London to Norfolk proves to be more than just a simple change of pace. Disney VHS tapes, walkmans and the shared memories of two estranged sisters fill the family home. Now Alice must confront what she left behind, and what exactly brought her back.
With the help of their friend Charlie, together, the three try to rekindle a family broken in the Norfolk wilderness.
“When it’s this quiet all the time, you can’t help but hear voices, right?”
Fridge is a play about familial ties and the importance of giving support to those we love against the backdrop of the mental health crisis in the UK, particularly in rural communities. This show has magical realism, poetry and folkloric writing at its heart. A story about a broken family that has been brought back together despite themselves and their past trauma.
“Fridge is an arresting piece of new drama which delivers a powerful emotional punch, often undercut by moments of bittersweet humour.”
– A Younger Theatre
Written by BBC New Creative & Soho Theatre Writers Lab Alumna Emma Zadow, who has been shortlisted for both the Vaults Five Award and ETPEP Award. She has also been longlisted for the Tony Craze Award, Bread & Roses Playwrighting Award & was awarded a Theatr Clwyd Bursary in 2021.
£10 tickets available for preview performances on 15th and 16th March.
Running time: approximately 80 minutes with no interval
Content warning: references to suicide and self-harm
This production features flashing lights
Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive in good time for the start time of 7:45pm.
Under 18s are not permitted into the theatre for this performance.
No re-admittance once the performance has commenced. Refunds and exchanges are not available.