Pigeonhole Theatre present
Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
By Ray Lawler
“Lawler’s writing is still delightfully relevant, peppered with vernacular Aussie-isms.”
Peter Bleby (Aussie Theatre)
Ray Lawler wrote the iconic Summer of the Seventeenth Doll in the fifties, but that doesn’t mean the spirit has gone out of it. It’s hard to say just what has kept audiences gob-smacked for over half a decade – perhaps it is the stark realism, or the setting of endless, grinding Summer or the sheer emotional density of the thing — but there’s no denying Summer of the Seventeenth Doll still stands as one of Australia’s most praise-worthy plays. Just about every Australian knows about “The Doll”, but not everyone has had the opportunity to see it. It is a play that has become part of Australia’s history and psyche and one that every Australian should see. Set in Melbourne in 1953 the story takes place in the lay off season when Queensland cane cutters Barney and Roo travel south again for a ...more
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