Lucy Foster’s play is a heartfelt and tender love story, examining the pressures of modern life through the eyes of two women who desperately want to cling on to each other even at the cost of their personal happiness.
Lobster is a tale of what happens when opposites attract and the compromises couples make to ensure the relationship survives. This looks rather sadly at what happens when those compromises aren’t made and the relationship doesn’t survive.
Lots & lots of shows have their first performances in London and across the country this month, including new productions of Pinter’s The Birthday Party, Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan, and Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well.
What is really clever about this play is how it manages to layer up the separate plots and points in time. There is one set (a cheap-looking motel room with a small bathroom and cupboard) and all the action takes place there, with many of the characters occupying the same space at the same time.