Burnt Lemon Theatre was founded by Cara Baldwin and Hannah Benson when they met training on the renowned BA Acting & Contemporary Theatre course at East 15 Acting School. Supported by the New Diorama Graduate Emerging Company scheme and the East 15 Graduate Award, they staged their first all female, all punk production ‘The Half Moon Shania’.  The show played at several festivals including VAULT 2019 and won Musical Theatre Review’s ‘Best Musical Award’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018.


Tanya Agarwal joined the team as Producer in 2019, making the strong pair an unmovable three. 

Burnt Lemon Theatre went on to win New Diorama/ Underbelly’s UNTAPPED award, which spurred on the creation of their electrifying new musical ‘Tokyo Rose’. During their sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019, ‘Tokyo Rose’ was awarded the prestigious Les Enfants Terribles Stepladder Award. The show continues to gain traction and recently completed a successful run at the New Diorama Theatre. 


With the support of Les Enfants Terribles, and as a Pleasance Associate Artist, Burnt Lemon Theatre are making exciting steps as a company. New ideas are in the pipeline. 2020 is set to be a scorching year.



Burnt Lemon Theatre LTD is registered as a private company limited by guarantee in England & Wales (no. 11704295)

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Written content by Cara Baldwin

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