maryannebutler

Mary Anne Butler – Playwright

Reviews

REVIEWS FOR ‘BROKEN’ – March, 2015

REVIEWS FOR ‘HIGHWAY OF LOST HEARTS’ National Tour, 2014

“…an absorbing piece about loss and change, the importance of country and the power of a journey.” – The Canberra Times

“Mary Anne Butler’s unique one-woman play, “Highway of Lost Hearts,” proves to be one of the hidden gems in The Street Theatre’s winter season.” – City News

“…an excellent reminder of how good Australian theatre can be…” – Canberra Critics Circle

“…as humorous as it is gut-wrenching… Highway of Lost Hearts is a great piece of theatre.” – Lip Magazine

“A [Darwin] festival highlight …vivid, often hilarious… written and performed with great heart.” – NT News

“…the best piece of theatre I’ve seen in years.” – Nicole Beyer, Director, Theatre Network Victoria

REVIEWS FOR ‘HALF WAY THERE’ – DARWIN FESTIVAL / JUTE, 2009

“Butler writes with a toughness and energy that is somehow distinctly Territorian. She  [writes] about isolation and madness and the power of nature, these are big themes and… a powerful addition to the argument that some of our best theatre is coming from  regional Australia.” – Cairns Post

“Humour and pathos, black comedy and stark realism jostle each other continually [with] echoes of Ray Lawlerʼs Doll in its use of down-to-earth, pithy one-liners and its  gradual revelation of home truths that the characters will not admit either to  strangers or, most of all, themselves.” – Arts Nexus

“Very much Australian and very much an original play, make sure you go and see Halfway There.” – ArtsHub

“One hell of a yarn… an incredibly in depth look at another side of Australia, Half Way There takes the audience all the way.” – Cairns Sun

“The opening night audience loved the play, laughing heartily at times and listening so intently at others that you could have heard the proverbial pin drop. …a very  successful production – making for a memorable theatrical experience.” – Arts Nexus

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