The famous suburb in Melbourne.
Black and white image of Elizabeth Cohen in her milk bar in North Carlton. The milk bar was called The Old Lolly Shop, it was opened and run by Elizabeth and Henry Cohen at 314 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North, Melbourne Victoria Australia from 1939 to 1975. Elizabeth and Henry Cohen both born in Australia, were descendants of Jewish immigrants from Europe.
The play is set in Australia, in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton and it details the events of the summer of 1953, in the lives of six central characters. The structure of the play is such that the nature of these characters and their situation and history is not revealed immediately, but rather gradually established as the story unfolds. By the end, the story and all its facets have been indirectly explained.