Maryanne Cathro

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Maryanne Cathro has 35 years experience as a part and full time theatre practitioner. While directing and costuming have both featured heavily in that time, she is currently more likely to be seen on stage, Emceeing and performing in cabaret.

Her writing chops include a BA in English Language and Linguistics, contributing to several national magazines, and a Plain English Award from 2008.

However and most importantly, Maryanne is an avid theatre-goer ever since she stood in the aisle of the Opera House at age four transfixed by Jack and the Beanstalk. These days she tries to stay seated, but often chooses the aisle seat; just in case.

Maryanne Cathro's reviews



19/02/2010 - 20/02/2010

"Esoteric, self indulgent, far too long..

"Too embarrassing..

Trouble on the Waterfront: Live


17/02/2010 - 18/02/2010

"Evoking tingling connections to the past..

Comedy Unplugged


15/02/2010 - 01/03/2010

"Some good new stuff..

Sir John Falstaff and the Merry Wives of Windsor

Wellington, Wairarapa

04/02/2010 - 27/02/2010

"Fawlty Housewives..

"Knight’s quest for wealth full of laughs..

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12/02/2010 - 13/02/2010

"Dip your wick into this event..

Goldilocks and the Three Queers


11/02/2010 - 17/04/2010

"High-camp theatricality overwhelms dramatic potential..

"Simply too long but with great potential..

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The 39 Steps


18/07/2009 - 13/02/2010

"Stands up better than well to a second visit..

"Step up for laughs..

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Comedy Christmas Gala

Auckland, Wellington

04/12/2009 - 11/12/2009

"More good yarns than belittling stuff, luckily..

"A highly recommended tonic..

Busting Out!

Auckland, Whanganui, New Plymouth, Wellington, Hastings, Hamilton

09/09/2009 - 20/02/2010

"Classic comedy technique shines through..

"Unrestricted Aussie comics keep audience’s amusement well in hand..

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Death By Chocolate


04/09/2009 - 27/09/2009

"Sweet, poisonous murder puzzle..

"Evidence, chocolates and suspects..

The Affair of the Diamond Necklace


15/08/2009 - 15/08/2009

"Let them eat, drink, play and dance..

The Bright Young Things of Comedy


09/07/2009 - 11/07/2009

"Original, fresh and entertaining..

The Comediettes

Auckland, Wellington

12/05/2009 - 23/05/2009

"Sharp, sassy and wearing stilettos..

Fergus Aitken: True Stories & other stuff that probably isn’t


13/05/2009 - 20/08/2010

"Laid back-style and content with a twist of physicality..

"Right up there with the best..

Dave Wiggins: I’m a Believer

Wellington, Auckland

12/05/2009 - 23/05/2009

"A good human being to boot..

"It Was Brilliant..

Toby Hadoke in ‘Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf’

Wellington, Auckland

12/05/2009 - 23/05/2009

"A tragic, riotous, pathetic, vindicating ride through a portal of intrigue..

"This humour goes deep..

Maeve Higgins: Kitten Brides

Wellington, Auckland

05/05/2009 - 16/05/2009

"Awkward moment when you’ve been truly outfoxed..

"Insidiously acerbic behind ‘bashful innocence’..

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The Pied Piper


27/09/2008 - 11/10/2008

"Fizzy mix of slapstick, sweetness and humour..