Lemon House Theatre

Past Shows



From 8-16 September 2019, our double bill of plays Different Sand and Willow ran at The Bunker Theatre as part of their B-Sides Season.

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Amira and Linda live day-in-day out in their dingy North-London flat, whilst trying to match the needs of their Algerian father.

Career driven Amira prays five times a day, takes care of the house and pays the bills, whilst Linda is busy partying and pulling pints at the local pub.

When Amira decides it’s time for her to get married, the sisters battle over what’s going to happen next, and who they really are.

This modern family drama discusses what it means to come from two cultures and, ultimately, what it means to be sisters.

Writer: Samia Djilli

Director: Nadira Amrani, assisted by Jordana Belaiche

Starring: Kheira Bey and Iman Boujel

Stage Manager: Ellen Taurich

Lighting Designer: Holly Ellis

Assistant Producer: Andrea Munoz

Marketing Assistant: Natalie Pulfer

Gabi is 100% sure she knows why she and her girlfriend Lottie broke up. Or 70% sure. Maybe 50%. Can she show it to you? The best parts, the parts she still doesn’t understand, and the parts she’s still trying to get over.

But is it possible to tell your own story, and tell it honestly? Especially when your ex-girlfriend is sharing the stage with you.

In Willow, Gabi and Lottie explore the fault lines in their relationship, and their (very) different views on the fallout.

Willow looks at how being certain and being truthful aren’t always the same thing, and what happens when someone you love doesn’t play the part you expect.

Writer: Jennifer Cerys

Director: Krysianna Papadakis

Starring: Jennifer Dixon and Sophia O’Donohue

Stage Manager: Ellen Taurich

Lighting Designer: Holly Ellis

Composer: HALI

Assistant Producer: Andrea Munoz

Marketing Assistant: Natalie Pulfer

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Photography: Veronika Casarova

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Thank you Old Diorama for supporting these shows and having us on your Associate Performer Scheme.

In July 2019, we held our first scratch night, Mixed Tape // Volume One, which supported writers in seeing their work staged through script-in-hand performances, with the chance to receive feedback from a live audience.

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This first edition of Mixed Tape featured four short plays by emerging writers who identify as mixed race/ dual heritage, with each play responding to the idea of ‘Identity’ in different ways.

This night was about supporting artists to take risks and experiment with their work, with this showcase being a celebration of not just that work, but also of artists who are too often underrepresented on the stage.

The four pieces that were staged on the night were:

Meeting Malcolm X by Marcus Bernard

Baaba’s Footsteps by Susan Momoko Hingley

Wilfully Reckless by Cheryl May Ndione

Shahmaran by Shaadi Rad

Updates on future scratch nights will be found in our Coming Up section.