Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
Forget Neighbours! This is the first play in the history of the Australian theatre to win for itself an international reputation and esteem.
1953, Barney and Roo are seasonal cane-cutters who for the past sixteen years have spent their summer lay-offs with two barmaids in a suburb of Melbourne. Each year Roo has brought a kewpie doll to symbolize his relationship with Oliver.
In this seventeenth year, the doll heralds unwelcome change.