Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll

Date(s) - 23 May 2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Glen Street Theatre, Belrose

Captioned Performances:  Saturday, 23 May 2014 at 2pm AND at 8pm

Booking details:

At the time of booking, please request seats with a good view of the captioning screens.


By Ray Lawler

Geordie Brookman

Chris Pitman
Running Time:

Approx 2 hrs, including interval.

A State Theatre Company of South Australia Production
Patrons’ advice:  Depicts smoking

All good things must come to an end…

A story of love, heartache, hope and loss, ‘The Doll’ remains one of the theatrical canon’s most moving explorations of the fading of youth and dreams. Crackling with earthy humour, the play evokes the sense of possibility and simple optimism in post-World War II Australia.

Every summer for sixteen years, cane cutters Barney and Roo have come back from Queensland to suburban Melbourne to share the holidays with barmaids Nancy and Olive. This year though, the cycle is broken. Nancy has married and Olive has lined up Pearl to take her place. Each must face questions about the kind of life they really want and whether, perhaps, there is something new and vital to be found by the breaking of old patterns.

Director Geordie Brookman sheds new light on one of the great pillars of our national theatre as ‘The Doll’ celebrates its 60th anniversary.


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