Four Minutes Twelve Seconds by James Fritz brilliantly explores issues that chime with all young people (and their parents and grandparents) in this Facebook age of unbridled Wi-Fi access, peer-group pressure and easy internet abuse. Four Minutes Twelve Seconds is the time it takes for an intimate and explicit video of Jack and his ex-girlfriend Cara to play online, but there could be a lifetime of consequences for both the teenagers, their friends and families. Believing Jack to have posted the video as an act of revenge or spite, Cara’s brother takes the law in to his own hands, but nothing is that simple. As Jack’s parents get involved, one shocking revelation follows another. In the end there are no winners, but certainly there are losers in this internet age where cyber-bullying and abuse can have far-reaching and disastrous outcomes.
Premiered in Hampstead in 2014 and then brought to the West End, by popular demand, at the end of last year, Next Stage has acquired the rights to perform this ground-breaking play from Tuesday 15th – Saturday 19th March 2016 at 7.30pm. Tickets are £12 (£10 concs) and available from Next Stage Box Office on 01225 428600 or email . Or from the Bath Box Office on 01225 463362 or online at www.bathboxoffice.org.uk.