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The recent Hampstead Theatre Downstairs productions of Four Minutes Twelve Seconds and The Wasp will be transferring to the Trafalgar Studios 2 this autumn.
Four Minutes Twelve Seconds will open on 12 November 2015, following previews on 10 November, and is booking to 5 December 2015. It is written by James Fritz and directed by Anna Ledwich. The cast includes Kate Maravan (Di), Jonathan McGuinness (David), Ria Zmitrowicz (Cara), who will all be reprising their roles from Hampstead Downstairs.
Synopsis: "A startling incident outside the school gates threatens to ruin everything Di and David strived to give their son Jack - an incident that suggests a deep hatred of their son. As events begin to accelerate, Di and David struggle to find answers, doubting Jack’s closest friends, Jack himself and ultimately themselves."
The Wasp will open on 11 December 2015, following previews on 8 December, and is booking to 9 January 2016. It is written by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm and directed by Tom Attenborough.
Synopsis: "Follows once close childhood friends, Heather and Carla as they meet twenty years later and awkwardly reminisce about the past. Then Heather presents Carla with a bag containing a significant amount of cash and an unexpected proposition. Delving deep into issues such as bullying, regret, kindness and forgiveness, this electric thriller asks how far beyond the playground we carry our childhood experiences and how far some people are willing to go in order to come to terms with them."
Artistic Director of Hampstead Theatre, Edward Hall, said of the double transfer: "I’m absolutely delighted that two sold-out Hampstead Downstairs shows, The Wasp and Four Minutes Twelve Seconds, will be transferring to Trafalgar Studios 2 this autumn, allowing those who missed out on tickets before the chance to see them. Discovering, supporting and presenting original work has always been a major part of what Hampstead Theatre has stood for and it is incredibly exciting that these plays will have a further life in the West End."