SEP 19 - OCT 7
Tuesday - Saturday, 7.30pm (Saturday matinees at 2.30pm), 60 mins
LUCY LIGHT, written by Sarah Milton and presented by Theatre N16, 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.
This evocative, heartfelt piece seeks to examine female friendship and the choice of removing your breast tissue prematurely after diagnosis of the BRCA One gene (the gene that makes you 80% more likely to develop breast cancer) and the effect that the diagnosis has on women, both physically and psychologically.
LUCY LIGHT began its journey on the week long HighTide Writer's Academy 2015, in association with Chichester Festival Theatre, for 16-25 year olds. In May 2016, LUCY LIGHT was presented as one of the top six submitted plays to The Steyning Festival, West Sussex as a professional reading. It now receives its full professional production from the Theatre N16, this September 2017 and is Scott Ellis' inaugural production that he directs as Artistic Director for the venue.
LUCY LIGHT is being presented in association, 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. They were 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.
“Beautifully woven” (What’s On Stage on Sarah Milton’s Tumble Tuck)
"A compelling story, deftly told” (The Stage on Sarah Milton’s Tumble Tuck)