Oldham's regional première

Published: 17 January 2020
Reporter: David Upton

Oldham Coliseum next month stages a production of James Fritz’s modern thriller Four Minutes Twelve Seconds, which explores themes of consent, online safety and crime and punishment.

Nominated for an Olivier in 2014, it’s the first professional production outside London.

Seventeen-year-old Jack has a bright future ahead of him, until an intimate video appears on the Internet.

The cast features Jo Mousley as Jack’s mother Di, Lee Toomes as his father David, Alyce Liburd as his (ex) girlfriend Cara and Noah Olaoye as his best friend Nick. Audiences never meet Jack, relying on his family and friends’ versions of events to decipher the villains from the victims.

Four Minutes Twelve Seconds runs from February 21–March 7.