Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler is one of the most significant plays in Australian theatre history. This new Western Australian production will mark its presentation by every state theatre company in the country.
Friday 18 May, 7.30pm
Celebrate the Lotterywest Live Broadcast with Black Swan State Theatre Company.
Set in 1950’s working class Melbourne, ‘The Doll’ revolves around the events of the seventeenth summer where two mates, on yet another ‘layoff’ season, come back to ‘live it up’ in the city with their girlfriends. However, this summer, things begin to change.
‘The Doll’ is the ultimate ‘sex in the city’ saga – seething with passion, disappointment and heartbreak, where not even love can protect those who refuse to see the realities of the changing world around them. With ‘FIFO’ and ‘DIDO’ now being a normal part of life for many Australian families, this play is more relevant to our audience than ever before. Suitable for ages 15+.
“(Lawler) has written a play so superbly true to Australian thought and the Australian scene…We know their faces, their voices – we share their dreams, we understand their failures”. The Argus, on the world premiere in 1955 at the Union Theatre, Melbourne
DIRECTOR Adam Mitchell
SET & COSTUME DESIGNER Bruce McKinven
LIGHTING DESIGNER Trent Suidgeest
COMPOSER/SOUND DESIGNER Ben Collins
CAST INCLUDES Jacob Allan, Michael Cameron, Mackenzie Dunn, Vivienne Garrett, Amy Mathews, Kelton Pell, Alison van Reeken
DOWNLOAD THE PROGRAM: SOSD-Programme-WEB.pdf (112 downloads)
Streamed live to the Margaret River Senior High School Auditorium. Tickets are $10 per person and seating is limited so get in quick.