The news has been bringing Kat to tears. How can she make a difference? Through 15 seconds of sacrifice she decides to make an impact that will never be forgotten. But will her family understand, or will they coax her back to a life of numb contentment and paralyzing apathy? This hard hitting and vital scream against injustice probes whether political protest can ever make a difference and asks if violent action is madness or compassion?
James’s first full-length play, Four Minutes Twelve Seconds, was runner-up of the Soho Theatre’s 2013 Verity Bargate Award. It premiered at Hampstead Theatre downstairs in Autumn 2014 and was nominated for an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre before transferring to Trafalgar Studios in 2015. His latest play, Ross And Rachel (“a virtuosic piece of writing” Time Out) opened at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer. He was selected for the 2015 Channel 4 Screenwriting Course and is currently under commission to Hampstead Theatre.