Summer of the Seventeenth Doll playwright and former MTC Artistic Director Ray Lawler turned 100 on 23 May 2021. To celebrate, theatre and arts journalist John Bailey reflects on Lawler’s legacy.
In April 2020, the family of long-time MTC subscribers Arthur & Viola Charlwood donated to the Company their signed first edition copy of Ray Lawler’s Summer of the Seventeenth Doll. Their daughter, Dianne White, shares their story.
The story of MTC couldn't be told without the stories of John Hackman Sumner and Raymond Evenor Lawler, the theatre makers whose names now adorn Southbank Theatre's two performance spaces.