From All Sides is an experimental, poetic, theatrical experience that puts the audience in the driving seat. We follow two couples through the ups and downs of a modern relationship and the love, abuse, and gruesome savagery that they contain. We will see it from a woman's perspective and then we will reset the play. Performing the exact same dialogue but the genders will be reversed. Halfway through, we then stop the play, in turn asking the audience to choose which ending they see. Will the man be the aggressor or the woman?
This is the most experimental and ambitious piece of theatre that we have attempted as a company. With an explosive blend of poetic language, visceral direction and physical performances, this show hopes to push the boundaries of what is acceptable and normal for one gender but not for the other through collaboration and honesty.
Bitter Like A Lemon are a young, talented collection of theatre makers based in Dublin with the ethos of attempting to lower the age demographic of Irish theatre. Founding members Conall Keating, Amilia Stewart and Lee Coffey came together to produce Leper + Chip, which premiered in Theatre Upstairs in 2014. Which transferred to The Project Arts Centre with a sold out run, Smock Alley, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Lyric Belfast, Electric Picnic, Axis Ballymun and Cork. Other shows include, Peruvian Voodoo, A Boy Called Nedd, Slice The Thief and most recently Murder of Crows, which will go on a national tour in 2018.
Our up and coming show, From All Sides will premiere in Dublin, September 2017 in association with Axis, Ballymun.
Written by Lee Coffey
Directed by Aaron Monaghan
Photography by Ste Murray
As an unfunded company we've crowdfunded for every show we've staged, which is five to date. We've always been overwhelmed by the response and generosity of our supporters. With the experimental nature of this show, funding is as vital as ever. As the audience decides what direction the show takes, that participatory element requires even more funding than our usual productions.
Your generous donation will help us in bringing our dream of staging From All Sides to life. All proceeds will go towards set and lighting materials, props, costumes, rehearsal space and more! Bitter Like A Lemon are a completely unfunded company that rely heavily on our generous supporters, friends and much loved family.
This is the most explorative show we've attempted and our first that relies heavily on audience participation which for us, is a massive risk. We will overcome this obstacle by assembling a cast and crew of experienced professionals, as well as using our experience as a company and advice from other established companies and theatre makers to achieve this goal.
The cast and crew of From All Sides and all of us here at Bitter Like A Lemon would like to say a massive THANK YOU!