Who are The Juice Factory?
We formed as a collaborative company in 2016, when we began the writing process for this our first show "The Existence Formula", which debuted at The Hen & Chickens Theatre in Islington as part of the Camden Fringe in August 2017. The show later transferred to The Tristan Bates Theatre in Covent Garden for a week's run in September of that year.
We had a successful 2 week run of our second original production “The Time Capsule” in July 2018 at The Landor Space and plan to develop the show for touring in 2019.
This revamped version of "The Existence Formula" is confirmed for 2 nights at The Bunker Theatre in September 2018 before we head off to The NYC International Fringe Festival in October
What is The Existence Formula?
The Existence Formula is a dark comedy play devised by The Juice Factory and written by Sarah Rickman.
Told in three parts- Birth, Life, and Death, the piece explores the relentless pace of contemporary living through the eyes of multiple London characters, each struggling to find meaning and their place in the world. The themes are universal; the paradox of the urban jungle that anonymizes lonely strangers while simultaneously squeezing them together.
BIRTH tells the story of two unborn twins musing on the meaning of life in the philosophical armchair of their mother’s womb
LIFE parodies the superficiality of the “gym-café-work-party-repeat” pace of modern life, turbo charged by digital and social media.
DEATH provokes; are you using the life you have, to live the life you want? As each character attempts to cloak their deepest hopes and fears with reticence and deadpan humour, the audience see the pain beneath and, slightly uncomfortably, laugh along with this tragi-comic production.
Told with humour, passion and a hell of a lot of energy, The Existence Formula is a thought provoking examination of modern life.
Where does all the money go?
£8,000 sounds like an awful lot of money so we wanted to let you know why we need your help.
The main bulk of your donations will go towards the costs of getting the show and the team to New York. There are the obvious costs like flights and accommodation for the creative team. But there are also NYC International Fringe Festival registration fees and as we are a UK company we are required to get a temporary working VISA – and none of that comes cheap!
Check out this juicy little pie chart to see where your money will be going: