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January 2018, Theatre503

J is optimistic, bubbly, and excited for life. She’s ready to settle down and begin the family that she’s always dreamed of, and she’s finally found the perfect person to do that with: K. Except that K is cynical, independent, and uncertain about her future. But opposites attract… right? Lobster is a modern-day love story, exposing the universal pressures on the millennial generation in an intimate and heart-breaking new comedy. In Snapper Theatre’s debut production, writer Lucy Foster paints the struggle of two women desperate to love each other, even when love simply isn’t enough.

—  Victoria Sadler

"Quietly revolutionary."

—  Sam Marlowe, The Times

"The deft production is acted with simple sincerity and, with its wry humour and flailing characters, the play is enormously endearing"

J - Alexandra Reynolds
K - Louise Beresford

Writer - Lucy Foster
Director - Kayla Feldman
Producer - Julia Mucko
Designer - Jamie Simmons
Lighting Designer - Joe Edward Thomas
Sound Designer - Annie May Fletcher
Assistant Director - Charlotte Everest
Stage Manager - Ellie Haffenden

Rehearsal Photography & Production Filming: Tyrone Lewis

Production Photography: Ali Wright

Lobster was originally written as a 10-minute play entitled Once Down the Clapham Road and was shown at new writing night Short(s)wave, directed by Lucy Foster, starring Joe Bence as J and Rosie Frecker as K. It was then developed into a full-length play and performed as part of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts' Catalyst Festival at the Karamel Club. This production was directed by Kayla Feldman, produced by Julia Mucko, designed by Esteniah Williams, starring Lily Garbutt as J and Hannah Lawrence as K.

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