Event The Doll Trilogy: Kid Stakes / Other Times / Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
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Venue Drama Theatre (Sydney Opera House), Sydney, NSW
First Date 13 April 1985
Last Date 20 July 1985
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description Kid Stakes: Set in 1937, the play is a joyful portrait of the summer of the first doll. Chance encounter brings Olive and emma, Roo and barney into the shabby Carlton terrace to begin a seventeen-year journey of seasonal love and argument.
Other Times: 1945, and how war and a winter of discontent becomes a turning point in the lives of all of them. It is the fulcrum of the three plays; during it the characters stop being kids and become adults.
Summer of the Seventeenth Doll: The play which changed the history of Australian drama. The two cane-cutters, Roo and barney, returning each lay-off period like "eagles flying down out of the sun" to Carlton and to Olive and Emma. Their only enemy is time itself.
Description Source Brochure
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Subjects Ageing
Holidays
Relationships
Romance
Workers
Working Life
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Steve Bisley Actor
Olivia Brown Actor
Shane Connor Actor
Ruth Cracknell Actor
Celia de Burgh Actor
Kaarin Fairfax Actor
James Higgins Actor
Harold Hopkins Actor
Russell Kiefel Actor
Heather Mitchell Actor
Melody Cooper Costume Designer
Rodney Fisher Director
John Rayment Lighting Designer
Ray Lawler Playwright
Brian Thomson Set Designer
Sarah de Jong Sound Designer
Resources
Works
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Further Information Kid Stakes: April 13, 14, 15, 29 (Opening Night) & 30; May 1, 2, 4, 8, 11, 17, 20, 23 & 29; June 1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 15, 18, 22, 24 & 28 and July 20. Other Times: April 18, 19, 20, 27; May 3 (Opening Night), 6, 7, 9, 11, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27 & 30; June 1, 5, 8, 11, 15, 20, 25, 29 and July 2, 11, 13, 16 and 20. Summer of the Seventeenth Doll: April 23, 24, 25, 27 (Opening Night); May 1, 4, 10, 13, 14
Data Source
Source Description
Brochure Sydney Opera House Diary Apr/May 1985
Marking Masculinity Project
Brochure Sydney Opera House Diary Jun/Jul 1985
Event Identifier 106485