The Cast & Crew of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
An MTG Production November 2017
Olive Leech has spent the last seventeen years as part of a five-month tradition of frivolity, celebration and argument with two, visiting sugar-cane cutters in her mother’s boarding house in the inner-Melbourne suburb of Carlton. For sixteen of those years it has been with her friend Nancy. In the seventeenth year widowed barmaid Pearl Cunningham joins the tradition. Times change and people move on, but tradition keeps memories alive.
Introducing, Sharon Vassallo and Suze Harpur: female leads in Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.
“Canecutters Reuben “Roo” Webber and Arthur “Barney” Ibbot have lived an itinerant life; for the past seventeen years at the end of the cane season they have travelled to Melbourne for five months of fun and frivolity with two city women. But, things are changing – life for these canecutters is much different now than when they started their tradition – in other times. Introducing, Shane Webb and Roy Nunn playing the male leads in Ray Lawler’s Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.”