by Emma Zadow
Alice hasn't been home for a while. Seven years in fact. But when her little sister, Lo, takes matters into her own hands to get Alice back, the journey from South London to Norfolk proves to be more than just a simple change of pace. As nostalgia kicks in with Disney VHS tapes and the shared memories with a childhood friend named Charlie, Alice must confront what she left behind and what exactly brought her back. At the same time, Lo and Charlie must tackle their mixed feelings about Alice returning to them and to the land she once called home. Together, the three try to rekindle a family broken. Set amongst the flat wilderness of the Norfolk landscape, with original live music by Singer-Songwriter Phoebe Robinson, this is a story of nostalgia, family, childhood, and the desire to escape to another world, another city, and another time.
Emma Zadow is a professional actor on stage and on screen with an extensive background in American Theatre Arts from Rose Bruford College. Through this training, she was able to study abroad in Kentucky and New York. She’s also a playwright, a contributing critic for London Pub Theatre Magazine, and a Drama Facilitator in Cultural Diversity Issues. Fridge is her first play.
Staged reading at the Etcetera Theatre Camden 5th of June 2016
Directed by Tonje Wik Olaussen
Co-Producers: Blackout Creative Arts and Sam Dunstan
Performers: Sian Bennett, Therica Wilson-Read and Leo Garrick
Composer: Phoebe Robinson
Assistant Director: Thomas Maryan
Special thanks to Shannon Mulvey, Georgia James, Matthew Brackstone, Aneira Evans, Rachel Bunn, Theatre N16, Etcetera Theatre and Old Sole Theatre.