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Summer Of The Seventeenth Doll

16 Jun 2023 - 1 Jul 2023
Mordialloc Theatre Co. Inc.

Author: Ray Lawler

Director: Martin Gibbs

Genre: Drama


The most famous Australian play and one of the most loved, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is the tragicomic story of Roo and Barney. Beautifully observed, humorous and poignant, Ray Lawler’s much-loved play is a 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 5 months of partying and romance with their barmaid girlfriends. AussieTheatre.com said this play is “an iconic Australian work that should remain an important part of our Australian theatre-going repertoire and cultural education.


Start Date: 16 Jun 2023

End Date: 1 Jul 2023

Performance Times:

2:30pm on:

  • Sun 18th Jun 2023
  • Sat 24th Jun 2023
  • Sun 25th Jun 2023

8:00pm on:

  • Fri 16th Jun 2023
  • Sat 17th Jun 2023
  • Thu 22nd Jun 2023
  • Fri 23rd Jun 2023
  • Sat 24th Jun 2023
  • Thu 29th Jun 2023
  • Fri 30th Jun 2023
  • Sat 1st Jul 2023

Ticket Prices:

Adults: $26
VIPs and Concessions: $24
Groups (10 or more): $22
Children (up to 15 years): $22
Yearly subscriptions: $105 for 5 plays

Bookings: https://mordialloctheatre.com/

Theatre: Shirley Burke Theatre

Theatre Address:

Parkers Road, Parkdale


Characters Summary:

Bubba Ryan
Pearl Cunningham
Olive Leech
Emma Leech
Barney Ibbot
Roo Webber
Johnnie Dowd

Audition Dates:

2:00pm on:

  • Sun 19th Mar 2023

7:30pm on:

  • Tue 21st Mar 2023

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