Eastlake Productions and Theatre N16 Present LUCY LIGHT Next Month
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.What's it like to just develop your breasts and then be told it's wise to take them away? How do we de?ne our female identity without our full physical female form? 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. Sarah Milton was 23, and wrote the last scene ?rst whilst attending the academy. This scene was showcased at The HighTide Festival in Aldeburgh that same year. After that, Sarah began writing the whole play. 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.