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Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

When: Friday 18th of May

Time: Doors open at 7:30pm for an 8:00pm performance

Tickets: This is a FREE event. Tickets available from the Central Wheatbelt Visitors Centre or online at www.cumminstheatre.com.au


About the Show:

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.



Jacob Allan

Michael Cameron

Mackenzie Dunn

Vivienne Garrett

Amy Mathews

Kelton Pell

Alison van Reeken



Director: Adam Mitchell

Set & Costume Designer: Bruce McKinven

Lighting Designer: Trent Suidgeest

Sound Designer/Composer: Ben Collins


May 18, 2018


8:00 pm - 10:00 pm





Cummins Theatre
31 Bates Street
Merredin, WA 6415 Australia


(08) 90413295


Cummins Theatre
(08) 9041 3295

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