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    Seventeen is the exciting and unique play by much loved Australian writer Matthew Whittet. With performances having ran from the 4th March 2017 to 8th April 2017, this was one of the Lyric Hammersmith’s most exciting new offerings of the year.

    Seventeen is a play about a group of children on the brink of adulthood and the edge of a complete change, taking place in the unique time just after the final school bell has rung.

    Jess is Mike’s girlfriend and Tom is Mike’s best friend, despite the undeniable fact that he is secretly in love with Jess. Jess is best friends with Emilia and she’s about to get drunk for the very first time. Mike also has an annoying younger sister Lizzy and well, there is also Ronny, but no-one really invited him anyway.

    As sunrise draws nearer in a haze of cheap beer and shared dreams and insecurities, all the group’s secrets come out.

    Hilarious, poignant and a little bit sad, Seventeen is the new play that turns all notions of being and adult or teenager on its head, featuring a cast of veteran actors playing the group of schoolchildren.

    Seventeen is a play by Matthew Whittet, the acclaimed Australian writer with a range of experience in theatre, film and television, having his first play Twelve workshopped in Perth in 2006 at the National Playwrights Conference as well as his follow up Silver being directed by Ben Winspear at the Belvoir Theatre in Sydney.

    Seventeen featured Sarah Ball as Lizzy, Michael Feast as Mike, Mike Grady as Ronny, Diana Hardcastle as Jess, Margot Leicester as Emilia and Roger Solman as Tom.

    Seventeen opened at the Lyric Hammersmith on the 4th March 2017 with performances having ran until 8th April 2017.

    Performance dates: 08 Apr 2017 - 08 Apr 2017

    Running time: 90 minutes

    Age recommendation: Suitable for ages 14+

    Special notice: Seventeen is perfect for anyone who enjoys exciting new theatre. With the exciting casting choices, this story of adolescence by one of Australia’s most interesting new playwrights this is definitely one not to be missed.

    Best Seats

    SeatPlan Recommends: As a relatively small theatre, the Stalls tend to give clear unobstructed intimate views in Rows AA-M, with the very best seats being in the centre. A slight overhang from the Circle can impair Rows N and backwards, as well as support pillars in Row N and Q giving restrictions to seats behind.

    The Dress Circle gives good views, however pillars in Rows F to H can greatly affect seats behind in Row G. The Upper Circle tends to offer good views for the price, however safety rails and a horseshoe shape can make sightlines a bit challenging.

    Latest audience reviews

    A well acted show that has many moments of innocence and shocking moments! There is strong language too... More

    paulfootie 17 Mar 2017

    A well acted show that has many moments of innocence and shocking moments! There is strong language too (just to make you aware!) It also runs for about 80 mins without an interval.

    paulfootie 17 Mar 2017

    I really enjoyed this show. Having older actors play teenagers was really refreshing and took me back... More

    helenkeegan 20 Jul 2017

    I really enjoyed this show. Having older actors play teenagers was really refreshing and took me back to my own teenagehood. How the story unfolded was also really engaging and gave me food for thought on leaving the theatre that night.

    helenkeegan 20 Jul 2017

    A good cast but too severely staged and poorly scripted. Felt a little like a rejected episode of Skins. More

    emmabrookes 30 May 2017

    A good cast but too severely staged and poorly scripted. Felt a little like a rejected episode of Skins.

    emmabrookes 30 May 2017

    I wasn’t very keen on ‘Seventeen’ and I’d made my mind up on it after about the first 20 minutes. I... More

    joc78 Top 10 reviewer30 Mar 2017

    I wasn’t very keen on ‘Seventeen’ and I’d made my mind up on it after about the first 20 minutes. I found it very uncomfortable watching actors in their 50s/60s portraying 17 year olds (when it felt more like they were playing 7 year olds!). I wasn’t too keen on the script and didn’t find it as funny as others around me. Saying that, it did have an excellent soundtrack! I was disappointed as the reviews have been very good but it just wasn’t for me!

    joc78 Top 10 reviewer30 Mar 2017

    This is a wonderful show. Clever and funny and touching. Well worth seeing.

    rhiev Top 50 reviewer24 Mar 2017

    It could have been so much better. A couple of stand out performances and a couple under par. Overall... More

    debrawild Top 200 reviewer09 May 2017

    It could have been so much better. A couple of stand out performances and a couple under par. Overall the story had a good idea at the heart but felt it wasn't executed brilliantly.

    debrawild Top 200 reviewer09 May 2017
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