Highway of Lost Hearts

May 9-18 2019

Anywhere Theatre Festival Highly Commended (Critics’ Choice)

Written by Mary Anne Butler

Performed by Bianca Butler Reynolds

Directed by Kat Dekker 


“Bianca Butler Reynolds was magnetic, holding the audience’s rapt attention for over an hour, alone on stage except for a large red suitcase” Backstreet Brisbane

“The verbatim re-telling of her journey is so vivid, it is hard to remember you are watching a single woman in an amphitheatre.”  Weekend Notes

“Oozes heart with emotional conviction and eerie isolation.” Theatre Haus

“Australian feminist theatre at its finest” Brisbane Stage



What would you do if your heart went missing?

Mary Anne Butler’s play Highway of Lost Hearts tells the story of Mot, a woman who drives 4,500km through the outback with only her dog by her side, searching for the heart that seems to have disappeared from her chest.

Travelling through the broken-hearted landscape of central Australia, she meets a suite of characters both cruel and kind, all in search of their own missing pieces.

Directed by Kat Dekker and performed by Bianca Butler Reynolds, this one-woman show paints a moving portrait of grief, human frailty and the power of resilience.

This production was licensed through the Australian Script Centre.