Seventeen at the Lyric Hammersmith.
Lyric Hammersmith, King Street, Lyric Square, London, W6 0QL
The UK premiere of Seventeen at the Lyric Hammersmith.
Funny, wise and a little bit sad, Seventeen will turn our notions of adulthood and adolescence on their head.
Acclaimed Australian writer Matthew Whittet’s unique play sees a cast of veteran stage actors take on the role of a group of teenagers.
Set in that time after the end of the last day of school, but just before everyone moves on. It’s about the cusp of adulthood, the cusp of complete change.
This is the first UK Production of Seventeen following its smash hit run in Australia at Sydney’s celebrated Belvoir Theatre.
A Lyric Hammersmith production in association with Belvoir, Sydney.
Seventeen runs from 4 March 2017 until 8 April 2017 at the Lyric Hammersmith.
Jess is Mike’s girlfriend. Tom is Mike’s best friend, but he’s secretly in love with Jess. Emilia is Jess’s best friend and she’s about to get drunk for the first time. Lizzy is Mike’s annoying younger sister. And Ronny, well no-one invited Ronny and no one’s quite sure why he’s there. As dawn approaches, through a fog of cheap beer, dreams are shared, insecurities aired and secrets spilled.
The cast features Sarah Ball, Michael Feast, Mike Grady, Diana Hardcastle, Margot Leicester and Roger Sloman.
Written by Matthew Whittet, Directed by Anne-Louise Sarks with Design by Tom Scott, Lighting by Paul Constable, Sound by Nick Manning and Movement Direction by Imogen Knight.
The acting is all top notch – The Times
[a] striking portrait of youth – Guardian
completely joyous – The Stage