Four Minutes Twelve Seconds at the Trafalgar Studios 2
Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s The Wasp Also Appearing at the Venue in December
Two shows have been announced for the upcoming autumn season at the Trafalgar Studios 2 and both of them are transfers from the North London venue the Hampstead Theatre Downstairs. Four Minutes Twelve Seconds begins in November and continues for just under a month before it is replaced by The Wasp. The productions are directed by Anna Ledwich and Tom Attenborough respectively.
Four Minutes Twelve Seconds focuses on parents Di (Kate Maravan) and David (Jonathan McGuinness) and their son Jack and the questions that arise following an incident outside the school gates. Di and David had hoped for the best for Jack but it now seems that it could come crashing down as the incident uncovers hatred and mistrust for their son.
The show heads to the West End’s Whitehall venue with its original cast intact, with Maravan returning alongside McGuinness and Ria Zmitrowcz, whilst Ledwich returns to direct. The show is the first full length play from Fritz and before it premiered at the Hampstead Theatre Downstairs it was a runner-up of the verity Bargate Award at the Soho Theatre.
Kate Maravan is best known for her television work, though she is also a teacher and theatre company founder in the capital. Her credits include New Tricks, Emmerdale, The Politician’s Husband, Miranda, Whitechapel and Broken News, amongst others.
Four Minutes Twelve Seconds runs at Trafalgar Studios 2 from Thursday 12th November 2015 (previews from Tuesday 10th November 2015) and continues to Saturday 5th December 2015.
It is then follows by The Wasp. The play by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm is directed by Tom Attenborough and also confronts us with issues related to the playground as it follows childhood friends Heather and Carla in adulthood. It has been two decades since they were in school but they meet to reminisce and matters take another turn when Heather gives Carla a bag full of cash and grants her an offer.
The Hampstead Theatre presents the show and is also the company that found success with the West End hit Sunny Afternoon, which continues to entertain audiences at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Though Four Minutes And Twelve Seconds and The Wasp will entertain audiences for a shorter time in the West End, it is clear that the Hampstead Theatre can be relied upon to present upcoming hits in Theatreland.
The Wasp runs at Trafalgar Studios 2 from 11th December 2015 (previews from 8th December 2015) and continues into the New Year.