MAROONED IN VICTORIA

The Regional Tour

MAROONED

By Michael Gray Griffith

A play about suicide that needs to be seen

 

“Is it only last week Australian of the Year Grace Tame told us, “History, lived experience, the whole truth, unsanitised and unedited, is our greatest learning resource. It is what informs social and structural change”? Marooned is a play that fulfils this urgent purpose, using communal story-telling, aka theatre, to confront Australia’s epidemic of life-threatening despair, shame and grief. It does so with humour and compassion and honesty. It needs to be seen.

 

                                                                                                          ~Harriet Cunningham

                                                                                                          The Sydney Morning Herald

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Second Tour

 


                                                                   Third Tour
                                        10/11 September Ballarat  Link Coming


 


                                                                   Fourth Tour
                                        22 / 23 September Bendigo  Link Coming


 


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Marooned Quotes and Reviews

“Marooned is undoubtedly the finest piece of theatre I’ve seen in many years. It had me in tears and belly laughing. Beautifully written and expertly performed. Stunningly good.”

~Megan Watts.

 

Marooned Review by Harriet Cunningham
★★★½

“Is it only last week Australian of the Year Grace Tame told us, “History, lived experience, the whole truth, unsanitised and unedited, is our greatest learning resource. It is what informs social and structural change”? Marooned is a play that fulfils this urgent purpose, using communal story-telling, aka theatre, to confront Australia’s epidemic of life-threatening despair, shame and grief. It does so with humour and compassion and honesty. It needs to be seen.

The Sydney Morning Herald

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Each of the characters’ stories represents a different group in our community, but all reveal how delicate is the human psyche, how fragile is our mental health and how tenuous our grip on this life.

Kate Herbert 3 stars

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Marooned is a revolution in Suicide Prevention because it entertains and holds an audience’s attention, and while it powerfully conveys its message it manages to leave you feeling uplifted.

~Army Psychologist LTCOL Andy Cohn 

 

“This is an important play,”

~Alan Hopgood. Playwright

 

“While I can see the influences of Harold Pinter, this is not Pinter. This is an original voice. And Marooned is a marvellous play.  A clever and engaging work. Highly original & witty.”

~Bruce Beresford Director

 

I laughed, I cried, I felt. It’s raw and extremely real. The actors are beyond amazing, the writing is phenomenal. It was an occasional shifting of bodies that brought you back to the reality that reminded you that this was a play.
~Natalie Powel

I think it’s fair to say that any play that holds your attention for 90 minutes is something special. Having been in the audience, I can tell you this is that play. Miss it at your peril.
~Simon Walters

Thoroughly enjoyed this yesterday. If you get the chance recommended very highly. Funny, touching and poignant. Great performances by all involved.
~Brian Molony

It’s refreshing honest and raw – yet uplifting. I don’t think I’ve seen anything like this on the topic of suicide. Fantastic script and performances.
~Marie Budimir

 Brilliant is all I can say. It’s a story that needs to be told and everyone needs to see it.
~Charlie Heylar

A fantastic play dealing with “Life issues”. Entertaining, funny, sad, and thoughtful. Not to be missed!
~Damien Mecoles

What an absolutely brilliant show. Fantastic actors, superbly written. The cast, writer and everyone associated with Marooned thoroughly deserved their standing ovation and extended applause.
A great theatre experience.
~Jeffrey Byrant Jones

Cannot say how much I enjoyed it. Beautifully written. Brilliantly acted. I laughed, I cried and I pondered. A truly wonderful piece of work.
~Deb Mitchell

“This is A really important play” 
~Elise Anderson

“A superb play. The Script is absolutely amazing.” 
~Maria O’Sullivan

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