Sixteen Up

Sixteen Up was the second tour in the Urban Mischief Project and followed on the heels of thriller Dirty Kissing.

The story

Box Clever present a compelling new adaptation of their award-winning production SIXTEEN, offering an intimate, witty and unique take on the complexities and confusions of first love.

Through intricate wordplay a young couple challenge each other in their own private language, and their honesty and intensity entice the audience into a tender world of inexperience.

Featuring specially-commissioned animation, this moving and poetic two-hander is written by Michael Wicherek and directed by Iqbal Khan (National Theatre).


“The actors handle the subject with the delicate touch it requires and respond to a number of changes in pace with relish” Read full review

“The play is a beautifully written, well acted and most importantly, a moving piece. No amount of audience detachment can survive witnessing the estranged lovers’ achingly poignant meeting.” Read full review


Receiving venues

the egg (Bath), ARC, (Stockton on Tees), Dukes Theatre (Lancaster), Unicorn Theatre (London), York Theatre Royal (York), The Hawth Studio (Crawley), Gulbenkian Theatre (Kent)

Creative Team

Michael Wicherek (Writer);Iqbal Khan (Director); Georgina Lamb (Movement Director), Lloyd Thomas (Actor); Lilly Cadwallader (Actor);Pete Savage (Production Manager); Vicki Heathcock (Technical Stage Manager); Itai Erdal (Lighting Designer); Carl Stevenson (Designer & Film Maker); Hayley Grindle (Customer Designer); Ben Hales (Composer)


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