Lemon Squeeze’s Sarah Archer on their play, Crunch!
For our latest podcast, we’re chatting to Lemon Squeeze’s Sarah Archer. Sarah Is writer and director of Crunch!, which asks that age old question, what do you get when you cross a dead iguana, an employee with a very rare medical condition and the HR department in a high-end toilet factory?
We chat to Sarah about the play and how it came about from hearing of a bizarre employment tribunal case. Which obviously leads us to discuss how those involved in the real life case might react should they know they were the basis for this comedy drama! We also hear about why they are so excited to be bringing the show to Penge’s Bridge House Theatre, and why the model of that venue is one they hope to replicate by opening a new venue in Hove in the future.
Crunch! Plays at Penge’s Bridge House Theatre 15 – 19 November, before heading to Royal Wootton Bassett on 2 December. Full info and booking links can be found on Lemon Squeeze’s website here.
Arthur is an over-promoted HR Manager, trying to find the path of least resistance in a world that has changed dramatically around him. Paula is the long-suffering HR advisor who keeps the ship afloat and herself sane by poking fun at her boss. And Jackie is the ambitious, and highly-strung new girl who is struggling to find her place in her family and the world.
But really, this is a tale, inspired by a true event, of three people who talk without sharing what’s really important and the chaos that ensues as a result.