In Sam Steiner’s debut play 'Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons', Oliver and Bernadette struggle to communicate when a law is brought in limiting people to speaking 140 words a day. The cast and crew members tell us about their roles in the production, in exactly 140 words:
Playing Bernadette, I’ve explored the immense struggle to communicate within a developing relationship; some things we just want to hide, forget or cannot relate to. Couples go through so many stages of self-expression and these are beautifully depicted in Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons. The script has been fascinating to work with as an actor. Sam Steiner’s dialogue - full of repetitions, hesitation and flaws – allows for genuine patterns of speech. Within these natural lines, I have attempted to communicate Bernadette’s complex thought processes and you as an audience will understand that which is left unspoken. This play is intimate and personal, allowing the audience to engage with the struggles and successes of a real relationship. Because it is, at times, brutally honest, the ‘rom-com’ label might be misleading, so let’s describe it as endearing, awkward, funny, frank and relatable.