Runtime: 1h 15m
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons, Sam Steiner’s hilarious and provocative play, comes to the Harold Pinter Theatre for a stricly limited West End run. You’re going to speak more than 123 million words in your lifetime. What will you do when they run out? A tender and funny rom-com about what we say, how we say it, and what happens when we can’t say anything anymore. Originally produced by Walrus Theatre, Sam Steiner’s debut play received great acclaim when it was first staged at Warwick Arts Centre in 2015, winning three Judges' Awards at the National Student Drama Festival. It has since been performed at Latitude Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Camden People's Theatre. His other works for theatre include You Stupid Darkness! (Paines Plough and Theatre Royal Plymouth), Kanye the First (HighTide) and A Table Tennis Play (Walrus Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe). The West End premiere stars Jenna Coleman (The Serpent, All My Sons) and Aidan Turner (Poldark, The Lieutenant of Inishmore) in this bold and brilliant play from Sam Steiner (Fingernails, You Stupid Darkness!) and directed by Josie Rourke (Mary Queen of Scots, As You Like It). Age Recommendation: 14+
How do you express yourself freely when every word matters? Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons is a bold, funny and tender play from playwright Sam Steiner about what we say and how we say it. In the face of new legislation that limits communication to just 140 words a day, lovers Oliver and Bernadette have to work out how to make every word count.
Starring Olivia Coleman and Aidan Turner, Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons lends a new poignance to the old adage of “think before you speak”. This magnetic new romcom comes to London’s Harold Pinter theatre for a limited two month season from 18 January to 23 March 2023. Book your Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons tickets now to avoid missing out.
“Let’s just talk until it goes.”
The average person is said to speak over 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. But what if there was a limit? Under a new government law where each person is only allotted 140 words a day, lovers Oliver and Bernadette are up against a big challenge: how do you communicate your deepest thoughts and feelings when there’s a strict cap on how much you can say?
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons follows Oliver and Bernadette as their bond is tested and their relationship pushed to its limit. Each choice about where to spend their words is significant; each accidental reaction or sentence spoken out of turn is devastating. But even under duress, Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons demonstrates that humanity will find a way to reach out and connect.
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons first premiered in 2015 at Warwick Arts Centre to great acclaim. It went on to appear at the Latitude Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Camden People’s Theatre. Now in 2023, it will head to the Harold Pinter Theatre for a stunning revival on the West End.
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons stars Jenna Coleman as Bernadette. Coleman began her screen career on Emmerdale, before going on to starring turns in Doctor Who, Victoria, The Cry and The Serpent. She has also made a number of acclaimed stage appearances, including All My Sons at the Old Vic Theatre. Starring alongside Coleman is Aidan Turner, best known for playing the titular character on beloved BBC series Poldark, as well as for roles in Desperate Romantics and Being Human. His significant theatre credits include The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Noël Coward Theatre.
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons is written by Manchester playwright Sam Steiner, writer of A Table Tennis Play and Kanye The First, and directed by Josie Rourke, whose credits include Mary Queen of Scots and As You Like It.
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons offers a love story like no other. Rediscover what it means to connect with Sam Steiner’s excellent new play, running at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 18 January to 23 March 2023. Book your Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons tickets today with Stagedoor.