HAMPSTEAD DOWNSTAIRS/THE PETER WOLFF TRUST PRESENT

Four Minutes Twelve Seconds

By JAMES FRITZ
Directed by ANNA LEDWICH

Running time: 90 minutes without an interval

£5 - £12 (See ticket information)

He says they all do it. These kids, you know, they’ve got their phones. Film everything. Can’t say I blame them. I would at that age.

Downstairs

2 Oct - 1 Nov 2014
£5 - £12

Box Office: 020 7722 9301

Seventeen year old Jack is the apple of his mother’s eye. Di and David have devoted their whole lives to giving him every opportunity they never had – and as a result, Jack is smart, outgoing, and well on his way to achieving the grades to study Law at Durham University.

But a startling incident outside the school gates threatens to ruin everything they’ve striven for, an incident that suggests a deep hatred of their son… As events begin to accelerate, Di and David start to doubt Jack’s closest friends, Jack himself, and ultimately themselves – who can they trust?

In a world where smartphones are ubiquitous, James Fritz’s deeply provocative and topical drama throws a light on the sorts of insidious opportunities new technology offers – where nothing dies online, except reputation.

Four minutes twelve seconds was runner up for the Verity Bargate Award last year. Hampstead Downstairs is proud to introduce James Fritz’s major stage debut play.

Award-winning director Anna Ledwich returns to Hampstead Downstairs followingDonny’s Brain in 2012 and The Empty Quarter last year. Other theatre credits include Blue Remembered Hills (Chichester Festival Theatre), How Does A Snake Shed Its Skin (NT Studio/BAC/Edinburgh Festival) and Lulu (Gate Theatre/Headlong).

Artistic team

WRITER

JAMES FRITZ

DIRECTOR

ANNA LEDWICH

DESIGNER

JANET BIRD

LIGHTING

MARK HOWLAND

SOUND

SARAH WELTMAN

Cast

Four Minutes Twelve Seconds: ★★★★★ from The Times

Posted on 16 November 2015

This tautly written play by James Fritz, which was the runner-up for the Verity Bargate award last year, is a thoroughly modern morality tale that also turns into a psychological thriller.

A Cup of Tea With... Four Minutes Twelve Seconds Actor Jonathan McGuiness

Posted on 24 October 2014

We chat to Jonathan McGuiness about Four Minutes Twelve Seconds, life advice and favourite London haunts.

Four minutes twelve seconds: Full cast announced

Posted on 25 September 2014

Hampstead Theatre is pleased to announce that the cast for its first Downstairs play of the Autumn, Four minutes twelve seconds, will be Alexander Arnold, Kate Maravan, Jonathan McGuinness and Ria Zmitrowicz.

A Cup of tea With... Four minutes twelve seconds Writer James Fritz

Posted on 25 September 2014

We speak to Writer James Fritz about the inspiration behind his debut play, life advice and the importance of moisturising.

First five performances: All tickets £5
Full price: £12
Seniors: £10 (matinee only)
Concessions: £10*
Access: £6
Groups: For every 9 tickets get the 10th free