New photographs capturing two television stars rehearsing for a new play heading to Brighton have been released.

In the pictures, Jenna Coleman, best known for Dr Who, and Aidan Turner, best known for Poldark, can be seen rehearsing for Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons.

The play, directed by Josie Rourke (BAFTA and Oscar nominated Mary Queen of Scots; As You Like It, Soho Place), will play a strictly limited run at the Harold Pinter Theatre in the West End from January 18 to March 18 before heading to Manchester Opera House from March 21 to 25 and Theatre Royal Brighton from March 28 to April 1. 

Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons has been described as a “tender and funny romantic” comedy about what we say, how we say it, and what happens when we can’t say anything anymore.

The Argus: Jenna Coleman rehearsing for Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons LemonsJenna Coleman rehearsing for Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons (Image: Manuel Harlan)

Sam Steiner’s debut play received great acclaim when it was first staged at Warwick Arts Centre in 2015, winning three Judges' Awards at the National Student Drama Festival.

It has since been performed at Latitude Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Camden People's Theatre.

His other works for theatre include You Stupid Darkness! (Paines Plough and Theatre Royal Plymouth), Kanye the First (HighTide) and A Table Tennis Play (Walrus Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe).

The Argus: Aidan Turner (Oliver) in rehearsal for Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons LemonsAidan Turner (Oliver) in rehearsal for Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons (Image: Manuel Harlan)

Sam Steiner said: “Writing Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons taught me how to be a playwright.

"The opportunity to revisit and grow the play all these years later and bring it to a larger audience with Josie, Aidan, Jenna and an alarmingly inspiring creative team is thrilling and confounding in equal measure.

"I hope it speaks to now in a way that I couldn’t have predicted then. And I hope to keep learning."

Josie Rourke said: “I’m thrilled to be working with these electric actors on this brilliant play.

"I feel we are in a moment where - however indirectly - theatre might help us digest how we lived and changed through the extremes of the past few years.

"Sam’s play finds the humanity in how people and couples work through extreme situations.

"There is the potential for great joy, fun, reflection and healing in that.”

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