Mary Anne Butler


A mother and her daughter move to a remote mining town where joyous life and looming death dance side-by-side in the blue asbestos dust.


Dot is dying of mesothelioma; an incurable cancer caused by Crocidolite – also known as blue asbestos. Her prognosis is days, if not hours left to live. Pearl sits by Dot’s bedside narrating her death, as the ‘Dogs of the Apocalypse’ hover, waiting for Dot to finally let go. Flashback …

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About Mary Anne Butler

Mary Anne Butler’s plays have won the Victorian Prize for Literature, Victorian Premier’s Drama Award, a stage AWGIE and two NT Chief Minister’s Book of the Year Awards. She has been nominated for the Griffin Theatre Award and twice for... View Mary Anne Butler's Bio

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