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Drama Friday 21 February - Saturday 7 March

An Oldham Coliseum Theatre production 
Four Minutes Twelve Seconds
By James Fritz

Nothing dies online…except reputation.

Seventeen-year-old Jack has a bright future ahead of him. His parents, Di and David, have devoted their lives to giving him every opportunity they never had. As a result, Jack is smart, outgoing, and well on his way to leaving Oldham to study law at university.

But a startling incident threatens to ruin everything they've striven for: an intimate video of Jack and his girlfriend Cara has appeared online. As events begin to accelerate, Di and David start to doubt their son, his closest friends, and ultimately themselves – who can they trust?

Four Minutes Twelve Seconds deals with how we see ourselves and others, the dangers of modern technology and how far parents will go to protect their children. This deeply provocative and topical drama was nominated for an Olivier Award on its West End debut in 2015. Writer James Fritz has updated the play to be set in Oldham, especially for the Coliseum

“A thoroughly modern morality tale that also turns into a psychological thriller”  – ★★★★ The Times

Age guidance 16+*

Tickets £17 - £22
Concessions £16 - £20
Under 26s £7

Audio Described Thursday 5 March, 7.30pm
British Sign Language Interpreted Friday 28 February, 7.30pm
Meet the Cast Thursday 27 February
Saver Performance Friday 21 and Tuesday 25 February, 7.30pm


* Age guidance is a recommendation not a restriction


See Four Minutes Twelve Seconds as part of the Season Ticket.

Production Information:

Directed by Chris Lawson & Natasha Harrison

Designed by Anna Reid

Lighting Designer Stewart Bartles

Sound Designer Andrew Glassford

Written by James Fritz

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"Everything about this production shows that the theatre produces work as good as or better than any other theatre in the North" ★★★★★ - Northern Soul

"Timely, nuanced and well-performed revival of James Fritz’s insightful play about the impulse to share" ★★★★ - The Stage

"A riveting production, arrestingly staged, that grips right to the very end." - Circles and Stalls


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