Edinburgh Preview: Walrus Theatre's Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons / by Declan Maloney Drummond

What's your show about?

The play is about a world where there is a daily limit on the number of words people can speak aloud. We follow a couple from when they first meet, before the law is passed, through to them adjusting to what the limit means for them and for the world. It's a love story, and a kind of political fable.

What's the process of bringing a show to Edinburgh like?

Thrilling. Edinburgh is a beautiful and inspiring city all year round, but in August it's the best place in the world. There is a real sense that you get to be a part of something that's much bigger than just your show. It's also a chance for us to share our work with with an incredibly broad, global audience.

What's it like bringing a show back that's done well previously and how did that come about?

This is our third time at the Fringe with Lemons, and our second stint at Paines Plough's Roundabout. There are two reasons, really. The first is that we hope the play has the capacity to resonate with the politics of the day. So much has changed in the global landscape in the past year that it feels there's a new moment to speak to. Also, we are just in love with this venue. Roundabout is a gorgeous space, and more ideal for Lemons than any other theatre we have played it in, so when Paines Plough said they were keen to have us back, we jumped at the chance.

What do you plan to do with any free time you have during the Fringe?

Theatre, ice-cream, walking. Not necessarily in that order.