Right: Julia Lefik a Olive and Andrew Alley as Roo
Ray Lawler’s Australian classic, Summer of the Seventeenth Doll will be Beenleigh Theatre Group’s third production of their 2018 season.
Each summer for sixteen years Roo (Andrew Alley) and Barney (Ian Johnson) have flown down from the cane fields of North Queensland to the city streets of Carlton, Melbourne to spend the layoff with their sweethearts Olive (Julia Lefik) and Nancy.
But on the seventeenth summer everything has changed. Tensions are high when the men arrive after a particularly trying season and Olive has recruited her respectable work mate Pearl (Clare Wigley) to replace a recently married Nancy. These new circumstances will put their relationships to the test and force them to question the past sixteen summers.
Timothy Wynn returns to Beenleigh Theatre Group after his successful debut directing COSI in 2017, which was nominated for seven Gold Coast Area Theatre Awards, winning for Best Supporting Actress and Best Magic Moment of Theatre.
The season runs from April 13- 28.
More information: http://beenleightheatregroup.com/2018/summer-seventeenth-doll/