Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons

Written by Sam Steiner
Etcetera Theatre, Stockwell Playhouse, Marlborough Theatre (Brighton), OSO Arts Centre. January-May 2017.

“A stimulating, important, and thoroughly enjoyable piece of theatre – an absolute highlight of the fringe” ***** Broadway Baby

Director: Jess Barton

Producer: Ross Kernahan

Poster Image courtesy of Tim Hall

“I can’t know you in one hundred and forty.”


The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons imagines a world with a limit; a world where we are forced to say less. In a play that thrives on contrasts, we are made to question relationships, silence, and the fragility of language; what we want to say, how we say it, and more importantly how we don’t. In a year saturated with questionable politics and increasingly censored thoughts, Fight or Flight presents Sam Steiner’s exploration of free speech and democracy with hope for the future and a wary eye on the present.

John Mark Slade “Oliver”

John has trained at LABAN and The Poor School. Credits whilst training include ‘Derek’ in Once a Catholic directed by Christopher Dunham, ‘Bobby’ in Company directed by Grantley Buck and ‘Hamlet’ in Hamlet directed by Paul Burton. Since graduating in July, he has played the role of ‘The Player’ in Blunt Pyramid’s ‘Ros + Guil R Dead’ and embarked on a national tour of NMT Automatic’s ‘Dido & Aeneas: Remixed’, playing the role of Achates.

Alice Ivor “Bernadette”

Alice studied at the University of Birmingham before going on to complete her training at East 15 Acting School. Credits include various roles in Wild at Heart, a Tennessee Williams season, at Pentameters Theatre, and Anna in Wakefield at Theatre N16. Credits whilst training include Anya in The Cherry Orchard, Lady Macbeth, and Giovanni in a modern reworking of John Ford’s Tis Pity.

Top Picks For Brighton Fringe

BritishTheatre.com and BroadwayBaby.com included ‘Lemons’ on their top picks for Brighton Fringe 2017!

With sold out shows and five star reviews, we had a great season touring this incredible show.