Article – Sam Steiner and Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemonsposted: January 24th, 2023 in Career
The Stage has a great story about the playwright, Sam Steiner, and the evolution of the current production of the play, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons.
The play that is now known as Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons went through a few name changes before its makers settled on its eye-catching and memorable title. It almost ended up being called Dead Cat, but they had a change of heart.
Written by Sam Steiner when he was just 21, the play is a two-hander about a couple – Bernadette and Oliver – navigating their relationship in a world where a law has been passed that restricts people to using just 140 words a day. A hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe the best part of a decade ago, the play is now making its West End debut, in a production directed by Josie Rourke and starring Aidan Turner and Jenna Coleman, beginning performances at the Harold Pinter Theatre last week. The play’s journey began when Steiner was still at the University of Warwick, where he was studying English literature, while also writing his own plays and acting. During that time, he performed in a production of Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation directed by his friend, Ed Madden.
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