Mena Town isn't ready for a seventeen year old cross dressing Debbie Harry, but D doesn't give a shit, he's going to be who he wants to be and no one's getting in his way.
D would rather suck on the bottoms of his da’s shite encrusted trousers than wear a pin striped suit to his brother’s wedding. That’s because D would rather look like Debbie Harry.
It’s 1981 and Mena Town isn’t ready for a seventeen year old transsexual. The local hard man thinks he can sort him out. D’s ma is at her wits end; why can’t she have a normal family, just for one single day. His brother doesn’t want him to be his best man, he’ll ruin everything. And his best mate, big Brenda, wants D to keep his hands off her gorgeous new romantic boyfriend. D doesn’t understand why there is such a fuss from everyone, it’s his life, and it’s up to him what he wears, or who he goes out with; or is it?
Rip Her to Shreds is a story about being different, a freak, a weirdo, and a disappointment. But D’s no ordinary teenager, he’s on an adventure, a journey of a lifetime, and nobody’s going to live his life for him.
Director: Max Lewendel
Prod Manager: Caroline Saunders
Asst Producer: Louise Ody
Ed Manager: Margaret Pritchard
Set Designer: Christopher Hone
Costume Design: Katharine Heath
Sound Designer: Matt Downing
LX Designer: Seth Rook Williams
Stage Manager: Jules Richardson
Asst Director: Tom Brandt
Costume Asst: Margarita Pohkrel
Graphic Artist: John Good
Davy Harrison: Tom Read Wilson
Brenda McVey: Siobhan Fanning
Joan Harrison: Teresa Jennings
Neville Harrison: Francis Adams
Colin Harrison: Wez Crotty
Keenan: Rowan Finnegan