Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons, Lemons

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s Directors’ Cuts 2018: Sam Steiner’s award-winning play imagines a world where we’re forced to say less

1st May 2018 - 5th May 2018
7.30pm (plus 2.30pm on Sat) | £10

‘When we are lost for words, we are at our most powerless.’

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.

Sam Steiner’s award-winning play imagines a world where we’re forced to say less. After the government passes a draconian hush law, Oliver and Bernadette soon that discover that without words, and the freedom to use them, they’re powerless. 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 lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons.

By Sam Steiner
Directed by Caroline Lang
Designed by Emily Leonard


The Directors’ Cuts season is a programme of contemporary theatre presented by the four graduating directors from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and featuring work by acting, design and production students. Now in its twelfth year and at The Wardrobe Theatre for the second time, the Directors’ Cuts season is firmly established in the Bristol theatre calendar. It has a reputation for showcasing fresh, vibrant and cutting edge theatre work by some of the finest emerging talent in UK theatre. Diverse and highly charged, this is a season of provocative plays which all have an important relevance in today’s society.

“Contemporary drama with extraordinary insightfulness, vivacity and theatrical prowess.”
Jenny Stephens, Artistic Director, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Running Time: 1 hour (no interval)
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