The Lyric Hammersmith today announces full casting for Seventeen. Sarah Ball will be playing Lizzy, Michael Feast will be playing Mike, Mike Grady will be playing Ronny, Diana Hardcastle will be playing Jess, Margot Leicester will be playing Emilia and Richard Cordery will be playing Tom.
Matthew Whittet’s poignantly funny play Seventeen, under the direction of Anne-Louise Sarks, makes its European premiere in the Lyric’s new UK production after premiering to sell out audiences and critical acclaim at Belvoir, Sydney in 2015.
The play is set in the 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.
Jess (Diana Hardcastle) is Mike’s (Michael Feast) girlfriend. Tom (Richard Cordery) is Mike’s best friend, but he’s secretly in love with Jess. Emilia (Margot Leicester) is Jess’s best friend and she’s about to get drunk for the first time. Lizzy (Sarah Ball) is Mike’s annoying younger sister. And Ronny (Mike Grady), 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.
Funny, wise and a little bit sad, Seventeen, a play about teenagers performed by a cast of veteran stage actors, will turn our notions of adulthood and adolescence on their head.
Seventeen Teaser Trailer
Written by Matthew Whittet
Directed by Anne-Louise Sarks
Designed by Tom Scutt
Lighting Design by Paule Constable
Sound Design by Nick Manning
Movement Direction by Imogen Knight
Tickets: 020 8741 6850 | www.lyric.co.uk
Lyric Square, King Street, London, W6 0QL
Saturday 04 March – Saturday 08 April 2017
Mon-Sat 7.30pm. Also Sat 2.30pm (not 4 Mar) & Wed 1.30pm (22 Mar, 29 Mar & 05 Apr only).
Free First Night: Saturday 04 March. For more information: www.lyric.co.uk