Snapper Theatre in association with Theatre503 presents


Written by Lucy Foster
Directed by Kayla Feldman
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RUNNING TIME: 90mins (no interval)

J is optimistic, bubbly, and excited for life. She’s ready to settle down and begin the family that she’s always dreamed of, and she’s finally found the perfect person to do that with: K. Except that K is cynical, independent, and uncertain about her future. But opposites attract… right?

Lobster is a modern-day love story, exposing the universal pressures on the millennial generation in an intimate and heart-breaking new comedy. In Snapper Theatre’s debut production, writer Lucy Foster paints the struggle of two women desperate to love each other, even when love simply isn’t enough.

Snapper Theatre is a new feminist company focusing on telling stories that are not often told and finding new ways of telling them. Their aim is to create powerful and engaging theatre that is both universal to the audience and specific to its subject matter.

Tailored Performances

17 Jan, 12:00: Parent & Baby (£10)
A chance for mums and dads to break away from the newborn baby routine and do something grown-up; without the need to hire a babysitter!

Lucy Foster

Lucy wrote her first play in 2008 under the guidance of playwright Matt Charman, a rehearsed reading of which was performed at the NT Studio. Early writing credits include 'If Only to Dream' (Warwick Arts Centre, 2011) as well as two plays for Freshfest Festival, whilst studying Creative Writing at the University of Warwick. She was part of the 2014 Royal Court Introduction to Writing Group. Most recently, Lucy has written short plays for Short(s)Wave (Old Red Lion, 2017) and Bare Essentials (Seven Dials Club, 2016). Lobster is her first full length, professional production.


Artistic Team
Lucy Foster
Kayla Feldman
Julia Mucko
Jamie Simmons
Lighting Designer
Joseph Ed Thomas
Sound Designer
Annie May Fletcher
Assistant Director
Charlotte Everest
Stage Manager
Ellie Haffenden
Alexandra Reynolds
Louise Beresford
J is optimistic, bubbly. K is cynical, independent. But opposites attract… right?
Posted on 11 January 2018

An article on Lobster by Danielle Mustarde at DIVA

A modern-day love story, of both comedy and tragedy, exposing the often universal pressures of the millennial generation

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Lobster – Theatre 503, London
Posted on 11 January 2018

★★★★ The Reviews Hub.

"Foster’s play is a warmly engaging and really genuine anatomy of a relationship, charting the early excitement of sharing favourite places and past-times, to the forced behaviours and frustrations that begin to afflict people as life intrudes on their happiness."

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REVIEW: Lobster, Theatre503
Posted on 11 January 2018

★★★★ Love London Love Culture

"Lucy Foster’s play is a heartfelt and tender love story, examining the pressures of modern life through the eyes of two women who desperately want to cling on to each other even at the cost of their personal happiness…"

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Theatre Review: Lobster, Theatre503 ‘Quietly Revolutionary’
Posted on 11 January 2018

Lobster review by Victoria Sadler.

"A new feminist company with a focus on sharing stories that are not often told. And they have done well with this one. The writing from Lucy Foster is convincing and realistic..."

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Miro Magazine
Posted on 9 January 2018

Interview: Kayla Feldman, “Directing Lobster has been a whirlwind romance”

"The play was originally written for a man and a woman, but when we were developing it, we realised that this story could belong to absolutely anyone, regardless of gender or sexuality... When J talks about her ex, she uses ‘they/them’ pronouns, as we felt it important to subtly break down the gender binary, and to steer audience perceptions away from projecting their own preconceptions about sexuality onto the characters... why can’t we (the LGBTQ+ community) also have the romantic comedies and the love stories that straight people get?"

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Rev Stan's Theatre Blog
Posted on 7 January 2018

Interview: Playwright Lucy Foster on her new play Lobster and writing comedy

"It's rare on stage that we see a love story that happens to feature two women, and these are stories that are so important to tell and be seen. Theatre503 is doing an incredible job of this - with plays such as Rotterdam, and their current season which doesn't just include Lobster, but also Her Not Him and Juniper and Jules." - Lucy Foster

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