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Pearson back play highlighting dangers of Social Media

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Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers are sponsoring Oldham Coliseum Theatre’s Northern premiere of Four Minutes Twelve Seconds, which explores the real-world implications of our digital lives.

Supporting the Coliseum is part of our commitment to the local community but the message behind this play is clearly one our clients need to be aware of not only in running of their businesses, but also in daily life.

The play, Four Minutes Twelve Seconds is a morality thriller for our time. Parents of a teenage son go on a journey of discovery to decipher how an intimate video of him found its way onto the internet, what happens in the video itself and how far they’re really willing to go to protect him.

“Challenging the norm and bringing new innovative theatre to Oldham is what the Coliseum does best. We are keen to support and encourage a younger generation to the theatre and a play like this will hopefully appeal to them and show how four minutes and 12 seconds can last a lifetime online,” said Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers PR Manager Suzanne Wright. 

“Any student, but especially law students, now need to realise the importance social media plays in their profile, future employers and clients can access them in a whole new way and it is something we take very seriously. Social Media policies operate in the workplace and we have many clients coming to us to facilitate this, but as in this play, it’s how the family is also affected that can have a significant impact.”

“As a progressive law firm we have a young workforce and I am sure they will recognise the social media subtleties at play here.” added Suzanne.

Alongside sponsoring Four Minutes Twelve Seconds, the law firm are holding a VIP evening with Rochdale Development Agency and the Coliseum during a performance of the play, where guests are invited to network at a special reception at the theatre before heading into the auditorium to watch the show.

Four Minutes Twelve Seconds earned an Olivier Award nomination at its world premiere in London in 2014. The Coliseum's production is the first professional production outside of London.


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