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50 Words

50 Words toured as part of the Exeter Fringe Festival, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019.

The shipping forecast has stopped ships becoming wrecks since 1911. Now it helps James copes with his mother’s death. A play about living with autism and storm warnings in Cromarty.

Written by Alex Zawalnyski

Directed by Luke Malone


Cast and Creative

Alex Zawalnyski - Writer, Producer and James
Luke Malone - Director and Alan


The Scotsman - Seeing Double: 6 of the best duos at Edinburgh Fringe this year

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'It’s a slight but sensitive piece which is both neatly written and convincingly performed by its young actors with a good deal of insight. A promising debut. '

The Fringe Review - Recommended Show

'this is a production well worth seeking out for its sensitive handling of tragedy mixed with understated humour told in an original way'

The Edinburgh Reporter - ★★★★★

'50 Words is the kind of show that the Fringe should be all about. It’s not big and flashy, but it tells a story that we all need to hear. It’s skillfully written, beautifully acted, and at times it’s also very funny. I loved it; do go.' 

The Student Newspaper - ‘Heart-wrenching and equally hopeful’ - ★★★★★

'50 Words presents a heart-wrenching and equally hopeful story. It is one that elates you and deflates you, then elates you once more as its characters struggle through a harsh reality, searching for a comforting mid-point: somewhere between reality and the kinder world of imagination. '

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