The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. But what if there were a limit? Bernadette and Oliver are about to find out.
Walrus’ award-winning debut show imagines a world where we’re forced to say less; examining how we express ourselves, personally and politically, through the lens of one couple’s relationship. It’s about what we say and how we say it; about the things we can only hear in the silence; about dead cats, activism, eye contact and more.
Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons premiered at Warwick Arts Centre in January 2015, before heading to the National Student Drama Festival, where it won three awards, including judges’ commendations for writing and direction. The production visited Latitude Festival in July before selling out its sixteen-date run at the Edinburgh Fringe, where it was also invited to play a one-off performance in Paines Plough’s Roundabout auditorium.
★★★★ “The brilliance of Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons is no secret… A triumphant return to Edinburgh for one of last year’s smartest, coolest shows.” – The Stage
“A really good idea for a play.” – British Theatre Guide
“Tightly packed, beautifully choreographed… Takes the can-opener to a typical opposites-attract romcom in order to explore wider issues of democracy and free speech.” – The Guardian
“A beautiful play about the beauty and preciousness of language… About as promising as debuts get.” – Time Out
“A seething critique of austerity politics… Bright, light and sharp.” – What’s On Stage
★★★★ “Sam Steiner has produced a tight script with some beautiful, deceptively simple choreography by Ed Franklin… A really great and inventive play executed with confidence.” – North West End
“A beautifully written play, a feast of language for those who love words.” – Quiet Man Dave
“Walrus is a new theatre company making their achievement with this play all the more impressive. The passing of The Hush Act prompts the authorities to remind the populace to ‘choose carefully’. Well, ‘choose carefully’ – go and see Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons… A cracker.” – Manchester Theatre Awards
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