Summer of the Seventeenth Doll 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.
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.
“(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.
We are pleased to share that Auslan interpretation is provided for both the matinee and evening performances on Friday 11 May. Follow the links above and use the promo code AUSLAN to select seats in view of the interpreter.
For groups 8+ please contact the Perth Theatre Trust at email@example.com
An extended ‘dinner’ interval will be held on the evening performance of Saturday 12 May. View the dining options below and book by selecting ‘Buy Tickets’ at the top of the page. Follow the prompts upon selecting the Saturday 12 May, 7:30pm performance.
We are pleased to share a FREE public panel discussion, Talking FIFO and DIDO on Thursday 17 May at 6pm in the Heath Ledger Theatre foyer. Register your interest to attend here.
Exclusive Dinner Event—
Experience a dining event full of fanfare as we transform the State Theatre Centre courtyard into a 1950s beer garden for this exclusive extended dinner interval performance of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.