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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.

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Theatre and dance reviews since 2006.

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Two Guitars

Palmerston North, Wellington

30/09/2023 - 13/04/2024

"Comedic yet moving, timeless yet topical, challenging yet lyrical..

"Transcendent harmonies, complex characterisations, moving and theatrically fulfilling..

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The Man whose Mother was a Pirate - The Musical

Wellington

06/03/2024 - 07/03/2024

"Raise a glass of rum and toast to its future..

The New Blue: A Portrait of Pixie Williams

Wellington

02/03/2024 - 03/03/2024

"Musical celebration performed with absolute skill and heart..

Songs in the Key of Love

Wellington

28/02/2024 - 02/03/2024

"Vulnerability, trust, joy, passion, love, hope and sadness = masculinity at its very best..

MEOW MEOW’S PANDEMONIUM

Wellington

24/02/2024 - 24/02/2024

"Relentlessly funny, a dish of rare delight..

A HOT GIRL AND HER SUZUKI SWIFT

Wellington

22/02/2024 - 25/02/2024

"Genuine delight in the glow of human connection..

The Secret Lives of Extremely Old People

Wellington

25/11/2023 - 17/12/2023

"Our elders honoured by telling their stories with love, dignity, humour and connection ..

Long Ride Home

Wellington, Nelson

02/08/2023 - 23/03/2024

"Humorous, well-paced, dramatically satisfying ... Outstanding..

Samantha Hannah – Female Lady Women Comedians

Wellington

23/05/2023 - 18/05/2024

"Not just for female lady women comedians..

"A warm hug of distinct but recognisable personalities..

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Ray Shipley – Fifty Shades of Ray

Wellington

09/05/2023 - 13/05/2023

"A glowing example of how comedy is about how you tell a story..

Ce La Faro

Wellington

11/03/2023 - 11/03/2023

"A magical ability to entrance an audience..

Pillow Fight

Wellington

10/03/2023 - 11/03/2023

"A beautifully presented engaging, involving, challenging, satisfying and almost cathartic experience..

TALES FROM THE STRYPT!

Wellington

07/03/2023 - 11/03/2023

"Has a huge heart, some great laughs and some tears..

MANIC IMPRESSIVE

Wellington

26/02/2023 - 09/03/2023

"Surreal, brilliant and highly relatable..

HELL SCHOOL: The Musical

Wellington

21/02/2023 - 23/02/2023

"Such fun, many laugh out loud moments, fantastic performances: a Fabulous Thing that deserves to be seen and enjoyed..

MIDNIGHT CONFESSIONS

Wellington

23/08/2022 - 27/08/2022

"Original, entertaining, funny, moving, inspiring..

WHEN BOOTY CALLS

Wellington

29/06/2021 - 12/03/2022

"A gorgeous work with delightful chaos, joyous control and little pieces of sincerity..

"Fun romp to warm your cockles ARRRR-tily recommended..

GUYS AND DOLLS

Wellington

25/06/2021 - 03/07/2021

"Strong performances, anachronistic costuming..

An Exploration of Moby Dick through Shanty

Wellington

16/04/2021 - 17/04/2021

"A magic night of story and song..

SHITSPEARE

Wellington

18/03/2021 - 20/03/2021

"If you love Shakespeare, go. If you hate Shakespeare, go...

TRAVAILS WITH MY EX Part Deux

Wellington

17/03/2021 - 20/03/2021

"Great premise could make for a great show with judicious pruning..

HALF IN/HALF OUT

Wellington

11/03/2021 - 13/03/2021

"A fun show in a gorgeous venue..

FAB BEASTS

Wellington

11/03/2021 - 05/11/2022

"Potential untapped..

"Fresh, original and entertaining..

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