The production will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited run from January, before travelling to the Manchester Opera House and Theatre Royal Brighton.
It has been announced that Jenna Coleman (The Serpent, BBC One; All My Sons, The Old Vic) and Aidan Turner (The Suspect, ITV; The Lieutenant of Inishmore, West End) will star in the West End premiere of Sam Steiner’s Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons directed by Josie Rourke.
The production will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre in the West End from 18 January – 18 March 2023, the production will then play at Manchester Opera House from 21 -25 March 2023 and Theatre Royal Brighton from 28 March – 1 April 2023. Tickets are on sale now.
You’re going to speak more than 123 million words in your lifetime. What will you do when they run out?
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons is a tender and funny romantic comedy about what we say, how we say it, and what happens when we can’t say anything anymore.
Sam Steiner’s debut play 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).
Talking about the news the playwright said: “Writing ‘Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons’ taught me how to be a playwright. The opportunity to revisit and grow the play all these years later and bring it to a larger audience with Josie, Aidan, Jenna and an alarmingly inspiring creative team is thrilling and confounding in equal measure. I hope it speaks to now in a way that I couldn’t have predicted then. And I hope to keep learning.”
Meanwhile, director Josie Rourke commented: “I’m thrilled to be working with these electric actors on this brilliant play. I feel we are in a moment where – however indirectly – theatre might help us digest how we lived and changed through the extremes of the past few years. Sam’s play finds the humanity in how people and couples work through extreme situations. There is the potential for great joy, fun, reflection and healing in that.”
The creative team involved with the production includes: designs by Robert Jones with lighting design by Aideen Malone, movement by Annie-Lunnette Deakin-Foster and the Associate Costume Designer is Kinnetia Isidore. Further creatives to be announced.
Tickets are available by visiting: https://lemonstheplay.co.uk/