Reviews

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Boy Out of the Country - Intro Shot
A beautifully plotted play about fault lines in a rural family. The story speaks about absent fathers and manhood in a way which is familiar and yet little explored in our literature and drama
- R.E. Ross Trust Selection Panel (winner Script Development Award 2012)
Takes the verse style of Banjo Paterson, dusts it off, gives it a polish and then uses it to tell a story any modern Australian would be hard pressed not to enjoy!
- William McInnes
A play infused with the vitality of Aussie Idiom and melodrama that crackles with understatement and wit
- The Age
The story develops like a watercolour painting, adding depth and colour in subtle layers that slowly reveal a more intricate picture in a wholly gratifying way. It is sharp, canny and astute, but it is also very funny
- Australian Stage
Fusing high drama with laugh-out-loud comedy 'Boy out of the Country' is a solid evening's entertainment
- Theatre People
Touching, funny, raw, bittersweet, the play is at once uniquely Australian and thematically universal
- Australian Book Review