The Wasp

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Imprint: Oberon Books
Paperback, 64 pages ISBN: 9781783198603Publication Date:
28 Jan 2015
First Staged:
Hampstead Theatre Downstairs & Trafalgar Studios, 2015

The Wasp

By Morgan Lloyd Malcolm


A twisting two-hander, a psychological thriller from the acclaimed author of Emilia.

Heather and Carla haven't seen each other since school. Their lives have taken very different paths – Carla lives a hand-to-mouth existence while Heather has a high-flying career, husband and a beautiful home. And yet, here they are in a café having tea and making awkward conversation. That is until Heather presents Carla with a bag containing a significant amount of cash and an unexpected proposition…

Morgan Lloyd Malcolm's electric thriller asks how far beyond the playground we carry our childhood experiences and to what lengths some people are willing to go to in order to come to terms with them.

The Wasp was first staged at Hampstead Downstairs, Hampstead Theatre, London, in January 2015, transferring to the Trafalgar Studios in the West End in December 2015.

This edition of The Wasp is published by Oberon Books, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.

Press Quotes

'An enjoyably nasty thriller... revels in unexpected plot twists'


'The Wasp twists and turns, pulling the rug again and again until its tense, breathless conclusion... a remarkably gripping thriller and a completely believable portrait of two terrifying, completely human female charcters'


'Intense, absorbing and gripping theatre, with dark humour in abundance'


Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Imprint: Oberon Books
Paperback,64 pages ISBN: 9781783198603Publication Date:
28 Jan 2015

Also by Morgan Lloyd Malcolm:

The Motherhood Project

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