The Wasp from The UnDisposables

London theatre news: Wednesday 20 March 2019

London Fringe - Shows - Thriller

Written by critically acclaimed playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, the electrifying two-hander The Wasp will be at The Space from 23 to 27 April 2019.
The Wasp at The Space

Image: The Space

Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's explosive thriller, The Wasp, drags a childhood grudge out of the playground and into the dark cracks of adulthood.

In 2015, The Wasp sold out at the 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 from 23 to 27 April in a production produced, directed and performed by women.

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."

About the company

The UnDisposables burst onto the scene in March 2018, and in the year following this have since produced twenty two short plays and commissioned four new full-lengths, fast becoming known for producing "topical, fringe theatre at its best." (The West End Audience, 2018).

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 and 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"

Show listing information


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 6-month pregnant Carla: the opportunity to start again with £30,000.

There's just one condition …

From the writer of hit play Emilia (Shakespeare's Globe), Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's explosive thriller drags a 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.

These are two destructive women who are out to take each other down.


Carla - Rea Mole

Heather - Lucy Pickles


Author: Morgan Lloyd Malcolm
Director: Sarah Fox
Production: The UnDisposables


The Space
269 Westferry Road
E14 3RS


From: Tuesday 23 April 2019

Closed: Saturday 27 April 2019


Standard: £12

Concessions: £10


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