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Note: Original concept by Leah Mercer. Written by Marcel Dorney, Leah Mercer, Margi Brown Ash, Stace Callaghan, and Carol Schmidt (2005): 52.
Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 The Great Exception, or, The Knowing of Mary Poppins
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'Explores the many lives of P.L. Travers, the Queensland-born writer of Mary Poppins. Travers remade herself and her history countless times throughout her life. She was also an actress, a writer of erotic poetry, a journalist and a spiritualist. Before she was 'Disney-fied', Travers' Mary Poppins was a study in contradictions: comforting and threatening; conventional and peculiar; down to earth and literally out of this world. As contradictory as her heroine, Travers sought order via her spiritual practices, but lived her life in a way that propelled her from one extreme to another. Punctuated by the biographical details of Travers' life, this new work follows the transformation of memory and experience into story, inviting the audience into the surreal world of her imagination, at twilight, in the crack between day and night, where enchantment and magic and fairy tale characters come out to play. ' (Brisbane Powerhouse Visy Theatre website http://www.diningout.com.au/show_event.asp?fmt=b&event_id=10564 sighted 17.8.05)

Production Details

  • Presented by Theatre Activ8 and Brisbane Powerhouse at the Visy Theatre 17 - 20 August 2005. Director: Leah Mercer.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: The Knowing of Mary Poppins
First known date: 2005
Notes:
Original Concept by Leah Mercer. Written by Marcel Dorney, Leah Mercer, Margi Brown Ash, Stace Callaghan, and Carol Schmidt (p.52).

Works about this Work

Fly High with a Whimsical Bio Told by a Famous Creation Jason Blake , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 May 2009; (p. 10)

— Review of The Great Exception, or, The Knowing of Mary Poppins Marcel Dorney Leah Mercer Margi Brown Ash Stacey Callaghan Carol Schmidt 2005 single work drama
Write of Passage Clara Iaccarino , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 May 2009; (p. 11)
In Search of Mary Poppins Sandra McLean , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 26 - 27 August 2006; (p. 11)

— Review of The Great Exception, or, The Knowing of Mary Poppins Marcel Dorney Leah Mercer Margi Brown Ash Stacey Callaghan Carol Schmidt 2005 single work drama
Spoonful of Sugar Lost on the Voices James Harper , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 August 2005; (p. 12)

— Review of The Great Exception, or, The Knowing of Mary Poppins Marcel Dorney Leah Mercer Margi Brown Ash Stacey Callaghan Carol Schmidt 2005 single work drama
Exceptional Act Patrick Watson , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 August 2005; (p. 15)

— Review of The Great Exception, or, The Knowing of Mary Poppins Marcel Dorney Leah Mercer Margi Brown Ash Stacey Callaghan Carol Schmidt 2005 single work drama
Exceptional Act Patrick Watson , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 August 2005; (p. 15)

— Review of The Great Exception, or, The Knowing of Mary Poppins Marcel Dorney Leah Mercer Margi Brown Ash Stacey Callaghan Carol Schmidt 2005 single work drama
Spoonful of Sugar Lost on the Voices James Harper , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 August 2005; (p. 12)

— Review of The Great Exception, or, The Knowing of Mary Poppins Marcel Dorney Leah Mercer Margi Brown Ash Stacey Callaghan Carol Schmidt 2005 single work drama
In Search of Mary Poppins Sandra McLean , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 26 - 27 August 2006; (p. 11)

— Review of The Great Exception, or, The Knowing of Mary Poppins Marcel Dorney Leah Mercer Margi Brown Ash Stacey Callaghan Carol Schmidt 2005 single work drama
Fly High with a Whimsical Bio Told by a Famous Creation Jason Blake , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 May 2009; (p. 10)

— Review of The Great Exception, or, The Knowing of Mary Poppins Marcel Dorney Leah Mercer Margi Brown Ash Stacey Callaghan Carol Schmidt 2005 single work drama
Write of Passage Clara Iaccarino , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 May 2009; (p. 11)
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