FEATURED SHOW: Lucy Light at Theatre N16, ★★★★ reviews are in

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Have you heard about Sarah Milton’s new play Lucy Light? The world premiere production continues at Theatre N16 in Balham, south London, until 7 October 2017 only. A selection of some of our favourite review quotes is gathered below – as well as social media buzz around the show and full gallery of production shots…

Lucy Light tells the story of Jess and Lucy. Starting when they’re fifteen, the play maps the journey of Lucy’s decision to have a premature bilateral prophylactic mastectomy (removal of both breasts).

We follow the girls from ages fifteen to twenty-six, as they develop as women, deepen their understanding of their own identities, and battle with Lucy’s knowledge of the likelihood that she will develop breast cancer.

Lucy Light stars Bebe Sanders and, making her professional debut, Georgia May Hughes. The play is directed by Theatre N16 artistic director Scott Ellis and produced by Jamie Eastlake for Eastlake Productions. Sarah Milton‘s previous plays include Tumble Tuck.

The play is being presented in association with, and in aid of, The Eve Appeal, the only UK national charity raising awareness and funding research into the five gynaecological cancers – ovarian, womb, cervical, vaginal and vulval – and also run a BRCA Protect research clinic. The Eve Appeal was set up to save women’s lives by funding ground-breaking research focused on developing effective methods of risk prediction, earlier detection and developing screening for these women-only cancers. September is Gynae Cancer Awareness Month.

Lucy Light continues at Theatre N16 in Balham until 7 October 2017.


Review highlights

★★★★ - Miro Magazine
★★★★ – Miro Magazine
Daniel Perks: “Lucy Light is a show that contrasts the joyful humour of friendship with the sorrow of disease and loss. Sarah Milton’s writing effortlessly walks a tightrope between the two… Lucy Light is a play about cancer. But it’s more a play about friendship, solidarity and grappling with identity in an ever-shifting world… Despite the potential for heartache in the future, the overriding message is to live for today.”
★★★★ - Act Drop
★★★★ – Act Drop
Peter Brown: “An intelligently-written piece with convincing and adept performances describing a heart-rending situation… Director Scott Ellis commendably elicits fluid and natural performances from both actors, who work exceptionally well together… The real power of this play lies in its wider implications for us all.”
★★★★ - Hiive
★★★★ – Hiive
Rachel O’Regan: “It would seem impossible to make a play about premature prophylactic bilateral mastectomy funny. But Sarah Milton’s Lucy Light does it, in a way that’s empathetic, not crass, hopeful, not exploitative… Milton’s script shines out, with tension-breaking lines like: “Do you get to design your boobs? Is it like Build – A – Bear?”.
★★★★ - London Pub Theatres
★★★★ – London Pub Theatres
“A beautifully compact two-hander about a friendship overshadowed by death and illness… At around 50 minutes, the length is perfect, with no extraneous scenes padding out the story. This makes the emotional punch of the play all the more powerful… Hardly a dry eye in the house.”
★★★★ - Spy in the Stalls
★★★★ – Spy in the Stalls
Daniel Correia: “Beautiful, informative and emotional, Lucy Light is a show everyone should watch. Scott Ellis is a very skilled director whom, with his magnificent cast, has created something truly exceptional. Whilst Lucy Light is intrinsically a sad piece, at the same time, we leave feeling hopeful.”
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