‘Let’s just talk until it goes.’
The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. But what if there were a limit? Oliver and Bernadette are about to find out.
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons is a tender and funny rom-com about what we say, how we say it, and what happens when we can’t say anything any more.
This special edition of Sam Steiner’s hilarious and provocative play – featuring a revised text, plus an introduction by the author – was published alongside a major revival in 2023 performed at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London’s West End, as well as at Manchester Opera House and Theatre Royal Brighton. It was directed by Josie Rourke and starred Jenna Coleman and Aidan Turner.
The play was first performed at Warwick Arts Centre in 2015, and won three Judges’ Awards at the National Student Drama Festival before appearing at Latitude Festival, Camden People’s Theatre in London, and several runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it was a hit with both audiences and critics. It has since been performed around the world, is widely studied and has been translated into multiple languages.
‘A beautiful play about the beauty and preciousness of language’
— Time Out
‘Takes the can opener to a typical opposites-attract romcom in order to explore wider issues of democracy and free speech’
‘An accomplished debut… bright, light and sharp – a rom-com with smarts’
‘A masterpiece of beautiful simplicity’
— Broadway Baby
‘[A] taut two-hander… intriguing and original… [a] complex piece of theatre’
‘Marvellously wide-ranging… truly experimental and unique… a must-see’
— A Younger Theatre