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Summer of the Seventeenth Doll at the Moncrieff

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
The new production of the iconic Australian classic Summer of the Seventeenth Doll will be directed by award winning Denny Lawrence and is a must see when it graces the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre stage during the Milbi Festival.

Community members will have the chance to be immersed in the Australian classic, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll when it comes to Bundaberg as part of Milbi Festival.

Ray Lawler’s much-loved stage performance follows two Queensland cane cutters who, for 16 years, worked in the sugar cane fields of North Queensland and travelled back to Melbourne for five months of partying and romance with their barmaid girlfriends.

A beautifully observed, humorous and emotional play experience, the production was first a triumph at its 1955 Melbourne premiere.

It was also the first Australian play to tour internationally and enjoyed an award-winning season in England.

The new production of the iconic Australian classic Summer of the Seventeenth Doll will be directed by award winning Denny Lawrence and is a must see when it graces the Moncrieff Entertainment Centre stage during the Milbi Festival.

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
Ray Lawler’s Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is a much-loved stage performance of two Queensland cane cutters who for 16 years worked in the sugar cane fields of North Queensland and travelled back to Melbourne for five months of partying and romance with their barmaid girlfriends.

Arts, Culture and Events portfolio spokesperson Cr John Learmonth said the production of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll shared a story about workers in an industry close to Bundaberg Region’s heart.

“Although set in a different era there is sure to be something in this production that hits home with the local audience,” Cr Learmonth said.

“This play is said to have changed the direction of Australian drama and will be one not to miss.

“It is just one of the fantastic events lined up for this year’s Milbi Festival.”

Summer of the Seventeenth Doll has become an Australian classic, praised for its accurate portrayal of ordinary Australia.

It will appear at Moncrieff Entertainment Centre on Tuesday 1 November at 7.30 pm. Cost is $49 for adults, $45 for concessions, $20 for Under 25 years, and $40 each for groups of six or more.

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