"Summer of the Seventeenth Doll is an iconic Australian play that highlights the unravelling of lives," Tim said. "It's about the end of an era for the characters. One of the challenges is bringing to life the type of lifestyle portrayed, so younger audiences can gain an understanding of it. For the era, the idea of unmarried folk would have been quite controversial – this is less so today, so getting this across will be important."
"Summer of the Seventeenth Doll appealed because it embodies the emergence of the Aussie spirit," Tim said. "It speaks to me of my parents and grandparents."
"But when a much younger man publicly threatens Roo's masculine prowess, complications of reality and commitment finally take hold of both Roo and his relationship with Olive."