VAULT Festival, Cavern


23rd - 26th January



Yasmin Sidhu and Casey Smith are best friends. At 17 the world, as they know it, is soon about to change. Yasmin will be off to University - a good one - to do maths. And Casey, well Casey needs to figure out what on earth it is she wants to be (she’s heard you can make a living doing makeup tutorials on insta, and nobody can contour like Casey).

In their small town in the midlands these two girls have grown up wildly different, that’s what makes their friendship so strong, so deep. So when a video of Yasmin goes viral, everyone is shocked that it is her that is breaking the internet and not Casey.

'17' is a look at what it's like being a teenager now: trying things, learning stuff, failing, succeeding, heartbreak, expectations and shame. At 17 your world isn't just at home, at school and maybe at further maths club, with the internet watching and recording and repeating your actions, your choices are there for everyone to see and for everyone to have an opinion on. This lyrical play will throw you back into those unsteady days of 17.

'17' has just finished a sell out run at the VAULT Festival, was shortlisted for the New Diorama Untapped Award 2019 and Long Listed for the Buntwood prize.

'Wildcard have garnered a reputation for making bold new work with a young focus. 17 does not disappoint'
★★★★ Spy In The Stalls : 
'Confirms Frankie Meredith as a writing talent to watch.'
★★★★ Within Her Words :
'17. is not one to be missed'
★★★★ Close-Up Culture : 
'A raw, refreshing play that will resonate with everyone and anyone who had issues in their teens. It is fun but with a serrated edge.'
★★★★ Voice Mag :
'17 is a must-see for its raw depiction of the power of friendship amongst an adolescent labyrinth of challenges.'