By Ray Lawlor | Directed by Denny Lawrence
A beautifully observed, humorous and poignant play, Ray Lawler’s much-loved tale of two Queensland cane cutters who for 16 years have worked up north in the brutal sugar cane fields and travelled back to Melbourne to meet up for five months of partying and romance with their barmaid girlfriends. This seventeenth summer everything is different. One of the barmaids has ‘settled down’ and married a city bloke so a replacement date has to be found. This ‘off-season’ proves challenging for them all.
Plays and playwrights go in and out of fashion but some endure and speak to each subsequent generation. A triumph at its 1955 Melbourne premiere, and highly successful West End season, this 2020 production of the Australian classic Summer of the Seventeenth Doll directed by award winning Denny Lawrence celebrates the 65th Anniversary of this iconic play.
A story of love, heartache, hope & loss. One of the most moving explorations of the fading of youth and dreams. ARTS REVIEW
JMT Touring & HIT Productions Presents
Friday 3 July
School Show: 10:30am
School prices available
2 hours including interval