Screenwiser Ashleigh Cummings Stars In Puberty Blues

Apr 2, 2012 | Press Room

Singin’ the blues!

The career of relative newcomer Ashleigh Cummings continues to gain momentum with the youngster landing a lead in Ten’s Puberty Blues. It follows her recent success with Tomorrow, When The War Began and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

Cummings will play the key female role of teenager Debbie in Puberty Blues, set during the 1970s on Sydney’s southern beaches. Filming will begin in and around the Sutherland Shire next week. Cummings will work closely with Brenna Harding as Sue.

“This is a different character to what I’ve done before so I’m excited about that,” Cummings said.

Heavy on location, the serialised effort relies on the Gabrielle Carey-Kathy Lette novel, and not the 1981 film, as source material so is expected to be a somewhat risque family romp.

The stellar adult cast includes Claudia Karvan, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Rodger Corser, Susie Porter and Dan Wyllie among others. It’s expected to screen this year.

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