Aptly named Seventeen, a new Australian play will explore the lives of six teenagers on the cusp of adulthood. Sound kinda familiar? There’s just one twist.

It’s that these six teenagers will be portrayed by Aussie theatre royalty in Peter Carrol, Maggie Dence, John Gaden, Genevieve Lemon, Anna Volska and Barry Otto. Seventeen was written specifically for these venerables to play the drinking, dancing – and at times, pashing – teenagers through the characters’ last moments of childhood and first moments of adulthood.

Written by Australian theatre mind Matthew Whittet and directed by Anne-Louise Sarks, the play will delight both the young and the young at heart.

Seventeen will open on Wednesday August 5 and run until Sunday September 13 at the Belvoir St Theatre. Concession tickets are $49 with full tickets from $72 through the venue.