The Story of Mary MacLane by Herself

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Text by Bojana Novakovic Music by Tim Rogers after the writings of Mary MacLane Directed by Tanya Goldberg Design by Anna Cordingley Dramaturg Campion Decent Lighting by Hartley T A Kemp Sound by Russell Goldsmith Performed by Andrew Baylor, Mark Harris, Bojana Novakovic and Tim Rogers

A self-proclaimed genius and recluse whose immodesty knows no bounds, Mary MacLane sits on stage, accompanied by a doting dapper gentleman, breaks open her heart, and feeds it to the audience piece by piece.

“It will amuse you. It will arouse your interest. It will stir your curiosity.” It does indeed, and on all counts. Sydney Morning Herald

Timeless and quite beautiful stuff. Time Out Sydney

Whatever you might have been expecting – forget it. You leave the theatre reeling from the originality and history uncovered. Stage Noise

I’ve never seen a show quite like it and I think that’s in keeping with the ferocious individuality of Mary herself. Fascinating, complex, unusual, and highly entertaining.Australian Stage Online

Novakovic gives a blazing performance as Mary MacLane. Sun Herald

Novakovic is a stunner in her ability to hold the stage. She inhabits the role so entirely that it’s difficult to tell where character starts and actor begins. Australian Stage OnLine


This project has been assisted through the generous support of Malthouse Theatre, Griffin Theatre, BSharp, Merrigong Theatre and Hothouse. It also received development funding from the Australia Council for the Arts and production funding from Arts NSW.