What could you do in 140 words? Order a takeaway? Do your job? Protest? Tell someone you love them? Give a eulogy for a dead cat?
A gag law limiting the country to 140 spoken words a day forces young couple Oliver and Bernadette to find different ways to understand and communicate with each other: abbreviations, Morse code, intense staring, sex, lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons, lemons.
This world of linguistic austerity requires difficult decisions to be made, with no room for soft words, and the couple has no choice but to face head on the distance that has grown between them.
Sam Steiner’s smart romantic comedy about the beauty and preciousness of words and the private language we share with those we hold dear received rave reviews and multiple awards at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
With thanks to the Robertson Trust for their support of Actor Intern Nicholas Ralph.