Bitter Lemons


Lucy Hayes

Published by Methuen Drama

0 Male 2 Female

In the pressurised worlds of football and finance, two women carve their own path

After the loss of her dad, a goalkeeper prepares for the league final, while an ambitious banker battles her fears of being tokenised to secure a promotion

But as their pitches get closer, worlds collide as life shifts unexpectedly and in parallel

How do you face your biggest challenge yet?

Winner of a Pleasance Edinburgh National Partnership Award and supported by Bristol Old Vic, Bitter Lemons is an explosive debut play from Lucy Hayes, tackling the pressures on women’s bodies and the power society holds over them

This edition was published to coincide with the world premiere at the Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2023

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