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The Wasp - The Space

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE UnDisposables are presenting The Wasp, by critically acclaimed playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, at The Space – from April 23 to April 27, 2019.

Look at you pretending. As if thirty grand isn’t something you’re desperate for.

After not speaking for 20 years, Heather and Carla meet at a café. These old school friends share life stories and reminisce about their not-so-perfect past. Then Heather reveals she has a proposition for six-month pregnant Carla: the opportunity to start again with £30,000. There’s just one condition…

There is a debt that must be paid, and Heather won’t forget what Carla did to her at school. Morgan Lloyd Malcolm’s explosive thriller drags this childhood grudge out of the playground and into the dark cracks of adulthood.

The Wasp is an enjoyably nasty two-hander about friendship, jealousy and revenge, asking whether we can ever truly forgive those who hurt us.

The Wasp is performed by Rea Mole as Carla and Lucy Pickles as Heather.

Director, Sarah Fox said: “I’m very excited to be directing with The UnDisposables once again on this thrilling, modern masterpiece by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm. Plays starring women don’t come more explosive and dramatic than this.”

In 2015, The Wasp sold out at Hampstead Theatre before transferring to the West End’s Trafalgar Studios. Following the buzzing success of Lloyd Malcolm’s new play Emilia (The Globe Theatre/ Vaudeville Theatre), April 2019 will see The Wasp performed at London’s much loved community theatre The Space.

The UnDisposables burst onto the scene in March 2018, and in the year following, have produced twenty two short plays and commissioned four new full-lengths. This London-based theatre collective provide an open and collaborative community for emerging artists to create new work within the arts. Their Artistic Director, Esther Mackay said: “The Wasp is our biggest production to date. We are thrilled to be trusted with Lloyd Malcolm’s work as part of The Space’s Spring season. I can’t think of a better play to produce at this time.”

Tickets: £12/£10. To book, call the box office on 0207 515 7799 or visit space.org.uk/event/the-wasp/.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 8pm, with Saturday matinee at 2pm.

Running Time: 90 minutes.

Also at The Space: The Conductor, an award-winning concert-play, featuring the music of the “Leningrad Symphony” performed live (March 26 to April 13, 2019).