Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s I and You, which was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. Making their professional stage debuts, Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams will star as Caroline and recent Guildhall School of Music and Drama graduate Zach Wyatt will star as Anthony.
Directed by Artistic Director Edward Hall, I and You is about friendship, adolescent innocence and living life to the full.
Housebound because of illness, Caroline hasn’t been to school in months. Confined to her room, she has only Instagram and Facebook for company. That is until classmate Anthony bursts in – uninvited and armed with waffle fries, a scruffy copy of Walt Whitman’s poetry and a school project due in the next day… Caroline is unimpressed all round.
But an unlikely friendship develops and a seemingly mundane piece of homework starts to reveal the pair’s hopes and dreams – as well as a deep and mysterious bond that connects them even further.