Londonist Exclusive - Seventeen at the Lyric
- Lyric Square, London, W6 0NB
- (Exact address will be provided after booking)
Been wondering what's next in the Lyric Hammersmith's sequence of smash hits?
So were we... And if you want to come watch it with fellow Londonist readers, we have a batch of tickets to the performance on 20 March. Even better, you'll get £10 off your tickets, with the best seats in the house for just £25.Matthew Whittet's poignantly funny play, under the direction of Anne-Louise Sarks, makes its European premiere in the Lyric's new production, after premiering at Sydney's Belvoir Theatre to sell-out audiences and critical acclaim.
Seventeen is set in the time after the end of the last day of school, when everyone's meant to move on. It's about the cusp of adulthood, the cusp of complete change.
Written by acclaimed Australian playwright Matthew Whittet, Seventeen sees a cast of veteran actors play a group of teenagers, turning our notions of adulthood and adolescence on their head.
Jess (Diana Hardcastle) is Mike's (played by Michael Feast) girlfriend. Tom (Roger Sloman) is Mike's best friend, but he's secretly in love with Jess. Emilia (Margot Leicester) is Jess's best friend, and she's going to get drunk for the first time. Lizzy (Sarah Ball) is Mike's annoying little sister. And Ronny? Well, no one invited Ronny (Mike Grady) and no one's sure why he's there. As dawn approaches, through a fog of cheap beer, dreams are shared, insecurities aired and secrets revealed...
Reviews of its run at the Belvoir Theatre in Sydney called it 'an outright laugh', and 'wonderfully exuberant' — which suggests that for all its focus on the uncertainty and fragility of the moment in time it portrays, Seventeen's still an energetic, buoyantly funny night out.
*Please note that seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis. If you are attending in a large group that would like to sit together then please arrive early to avoid disappointment
- Visit the theatre with fellow Londonist readers. We have a batch of tickets for the first London staging of this critically-acclaimed play.
- Tickets are the best in the house, usually £35 - we're offering them for just £25 for Londonist readers.
- Tickets will be for seats in the Stalls and Circle.
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