Summer of the Seventeenth Doll - Ray Lawler A classic Australian play of the 1950s, Doll is now rarely professionally produced. This is a shame, because it remains a great play - a compelling drama with flashes of humour and real human tragedy. The language still rings true and vividly evokes an Australia which has long since past.

A revival of the play forms part of Sydney's Belvoir Street Theatre 2011 program and the season has been a sell-out. Small wonder, for it is a wonderful production, with a great cast, wonderful performances, sensitive direction and a superb set. It was a joy to see it performed again. Both the play and the production will stay in my mind for a long time.