Seymour Centre and The University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre Present

What Is The Matter With Mary Jane?

By Wendy Harmer with Sancia Robinson

4 - 8 August

New production directed by Sancia Robinson and performed by Gabrielle Savrone


What is the Matter with Mary Jane? is the powerful, funny and inspiring, one woman show about Robinson’s 12-year rollercoaster ride into the torturous world of eating disorders.

Mary Jane has become a classic play text not only as a fine example of solo drama performance but as a deeply insightful tool for understanding the complex issues surrounding eating disorders.

This searingly honest piece delves into this mental illness, exposing the hopelessness felt when trapped within such a disorder. It will have you in fits of uncontrollable laughter and, the next minute, in compassionate silence. This is a heart wrenching comedy but most of all, it’s true.

NOTE: This play contains material about eating disorders and may be difficult for some viewers. We recommend responsible guardians for any audience member under 16.

Detailed teachers notes, compiled by specialists from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre will be available from April 2015.

Proudly supported by: University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre, Eating Disorders Victoria

Photo by Jodie Hutchinson