Lemon Boots was an enjoyable production, and I think I can best describe it as a theatrical exploration. The plot isn’t as important as the experience and the feelings that come up as one watches. Segments of it could have used a little more polish, but the parts that were successful (and there are many) left me fully immersed and filled with a childlike sense of wonder that was more than worth the ticket price.
One thing that I wish could have had more work put into was that the choreography and/or movement to music was off at times- it wasn’t always in tune or on beat, which dulled some potentially impressive moments. Also, I really would have liked to see more movement informed by the music, and all the different instruments and intricacies; the most notable example for me being the segment where the cast is in a line moving to a dub step track.
You’ll experience everything from shadow play to inanimate objects coming to life to a fierce brawl with Matrix-esque elements. It really is a unique journey, and what perhaps is my favorite aspect of this show is that it will mean something vastly different to everybody. Even if I didn’t see a traditional “point A to point B” plot (and someone else may have- that’s the cool part!), I was still able to recognize individual stories, and draw enough from them to formulate several overarching themes.
Lemon Boots has heart, and takes some risks in trying new ways for people to experience theatre. I would readily recommend people go see this show.