This is a production about the modern phenomenon of text messaging on mobile phones. The cast explores the use of text messages in relationships, both in initiating and ending them, and the paradox of young people, who hardly ever write letters but send hundreds of text messages, using their own shorthand language.
In this show the audience is invited to turn on their phones and to send and receive messages throughout. Each of the cast members has a phone, with their number on their chest and in the programme. Messages received are written on a board.
Various episodes are performed including a talk on The Joy Of Text, a couple trying to meet up via text messages (but failing) and one man having relationships with two women at the same time by text. There is a competition where the same message is sent by hieroglyphics, semaphore, sign language, morse code and text.
In order to succeed, this show needs an audience of young people, actively participating, which it didnt have on the day that I went. The cast come across well; they are very enthusiastic and engaging but this is probably the wrong choice of material for them.