Page extent: 96
ISBN: 9781786820914
Binding: PaperBack


Matthew Whittet

PaperBack (03 Mar 2017)

Jess is Mike’s girlfriend. Tom is Mike’s best friend, but he’s secretly in love with Jess. Emilia is Jess’s goody-two-shoes 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.

Funny, immature, wise and a little bit sad, Seventeen performed by a cast of septuagenarians, will turn our notions of adulthood and adolescence on their head.

A Lyric Hammersmith production in association with Belvoir, Sydney.

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ISBN13 9781786820914
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 96


'The play wins one over by its sharp understanding of what it is like to be a confused, bewildered teenager... Under the routine booze and banter, Whittet’s play gradually grips through its revelation not just of the insecurity but of the buried emotions of these partying teenagers... As friendships are fractured and new alliances formed, Whittet captures the sense that this is a pivotal moment in all these young lives... The initial sense of deja vu leads to a play that taps into our collective memories of the pains of youth.' Michael Billington, Guardian ★★★★