Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

Date(s) - 17 Mar 2012
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Canberra Theatre Centre Playhouse


The iconic play re-imagined by an iconic director.

Ray Lawler’s Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, is quite simply the moment when Australian theatre found its voice.

Every summer, Barney and Roo come back from the Queensland cane fields to the Carlton house they share with Nancy and Olive for their annual season of leisure. This year though, Nancy’s gone and got married, and Pearl’s taking her place…

After 17 years as artistic director at Belvoir, the legendary Neil Armfield (Keating!) directs the play about how, after 17 years, all good things must come to an end. Timeless since its debut in 1955, The Doll is about regeneration; about sloughing off the shell of habit and delusion, and finding life anew.

Every Australian deserves the chance to experience a great version of The Doll, and with Armfield directing a stellar cast headed up by Robyn Nevin, this is yours.


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