Performances at 7:30pm.
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This play contains strong language. Suitable for ages 14 & over
This production is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD
Say what you think.
The average person will speak 123,205,750 words in a lifetime. But what if there were a limit? Oliver and Bernadette are about to find out. Set in a world where a new hush law has limited each person’s speech to 140 words per day, it explores a young couple's struggles to communicate – both before and after the law comes into effect. This clever play is about what we say and how we say it; about the things we can only hear in the silence; and how inequalities are intensified by austerity in any form, even linguistics. Sam Steiner’s debut play premiered at Warwick Arts Centre in 2015, before appearing at Latitude Festival, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Camden People’s Theatre, London.
'A masterpiece of beautiful simplicity' - Broadway Baby
'A beautiful play about the beauty and preciousness of language… about as promising as debuts get' - Time Out
‘Takes the can opener to a typical opposites-attract romcom in order to explore wider issues of democracy and free speech' - Guardian
'[An] accomplished debut… bright, light and sharp - a rom-com with smarts' - WhatsOnStage