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BROKEN

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A car crash in the Central Desert. A broken man, about to leave his wife. A woman miscarrying her first born child. Broken entwines the stories of three complex lives as they unfold on a single fateful night in the heart of the Northern Territory’s desert country.

Winner of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Drama, the Northern Territory Literary Award for Best Script and the Victorian Prize for Literature, BROKEN wrestles with matters of chance, choice, hope and fate – posing the question: When you find yourself empty, how do you start again?

Includes an introduction by Andrew Bovell.

This is exquisite writing. It’s immediate. It’s lean. It’s poetic. It’s visceral. It takes you right into the heart of the experiences it describes.’ Andrew Bovell


  • naturalistic drama
  • 90
  • 3 total
  • 2 female identifying, 1 male identifying
  • gender, women
  • Currency Press


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REVIEW: BROKEN

KYLE WALMSLEY, ARTSHUB, 21 MARCH 2015

"Characters and setting alike are dangerous, bare and hypnotically beautiful, Broken should be seen across Australia."

BROKEN THEATRE REVIEW

BOB GOSFORD, CRIKEY, 1 APRIL 2015

"Mary Ann Butler’s Broken, which just finished a two week run at Darwin’s Brown’s Mart Theatre, is a brutal and bare-knuckled play that kicks you in the head — and the guts — from the first minute and keeps kicking and screaming for the next hour."

LIVES IN COLLISION

NICOLA FEARN, REALTIME ARTS, APRIL 2015

"Broken is poetic storytelling that evokes the innermost experience of falling in and out of love and the attendant hope and despair of three lives in collision. Well-structured, it moves fluidly between individual perspectives with language rich in imagery."

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