based on the novel by Angelica Jacob, adapted by Ben Harrison

First performed in January 2002 in association with the Citizens’ Theatre at the Briggait Market, Glasgow and the Underbelly, Edinburgh. In association with the Citizen’s Theatre, Glasgow

One of the Sunday Herald’s Top 5 theatre highlights of 2002

Fermentation is the story of Odissa, a young French writer who falls pregnant to enigmatic fire-eater Serge. A heatwave enshrouds the country and a refuse strike leaves the streets littered with rubbish. The heat, stench and a growing craving for cheese curiously lead Odissa into a sexual fantasy world both shocking and beautiful. A chance encounter begins her eductaion in the world of cheese-making until, finally, she issues forth the fruit of her own labour. Her own little hand-made babe.

Cast & Crew:


Odissa                     Cait Davis
Serge                       Charlie Folorunsho
Cheesemonger    Chris Craig
Justine                     Itxaso Moreno
Percussionist        Guy Nicolson


Based on the novel by               Angelica Jacob
Adapted & directed by              Ben Harrison
Producer                                          Judith Doherty
Assistant Director                      Janie Abbott
General Manager                       Claire Robb
Admin Assistant                         Avronne Edwards
Production Manager                Fiona Fraser
Production Assistants              Mickey Graham, Deborah Crewe
Company Stage Manager        Shona Wright
Technical Manager                     Paul Claydon
Technical ASM                             Calder Sibbald
Lighting Designer                       George Tarbuck
Assistant Lighting Designer  Andrew Coulton
Lighting Operators                    David Digby, Imogen Ensoll, Jo Hughes
Lighting Crew  Ami Clarey, Deborah Cochrane, Sophie Hobday,Victoria Young

Costume Designer              Alice Bee
Composer                               Philip Pinsky
Set Designer                          Catherine Lindow
Sculptor                                   Susan Bryson
Production Carpenter      Stuart Nairn
Fire-eating Instructor      Ricky Traynor
Graphic Designer                Emma Quinn
Publicity Photographer    Douglas Jones
Model                                         Jane Sanderman
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Production photography  Keith Brame
Office dog                                 Murphy