LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS LEMONS – Brighton

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Brighton Fringe, Brighton – until 22 May 2017

140 words per day. That’s it. Short sentences, keep brief. Bernadette (Ivor) and Oliver (Slade) can’t waste anything. Yet… sometimes nothing to say. Others… Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons.

“I can’t know you in 140.” That’s not true. But it is difficult. Censorship is what this is. Steiner’s script jumps through relationship history. Barton makes it hard to follow – too fast and choppy to place into context. Half the word quota gone.

Society pays – words power working class. No-one can express. Audience pay too, lack of narrative variety. Show counters with non-verbal cues, understanding between Ivor and Slade. The silence speaks volumes. We are no longer here. Running low on quota.

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons. Title is a pun. Everyone finds a trick, a work-around. A poignant show. We never learn. Always repeat our mistakes. One Word Left. Abrupt…

 

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Daniel Perks
"Corporate by day, culture by night" is the strapline for Daniel Perks’ website, where he’s been blogging for several years independently, covering "opera, ballet, contemporary dance, interactive theatre, musical, Shakespeare and everything in between’. Daniel contributes on a freelance basis to several publications including The Reviews Hub, Exeunt, A Younger Theatre and Theatre & Performance, and he is an assessor for the Off-West End.com Awards (‘The Offies’). Daniel tweets @dperks13.

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