'An awesome talent! She eschewed simple explanations or political correctness...what made it so engaging was the compassion and skill with which McNamara played all the characters. Never leaving the stage, she transformed into the various characters, not just by a change of clothes but also by a change of physicality. Uncanny.'
'Full of sound and fury, dealing with a complexity of issues...Unlike theatre that drearily keeps one actor to one part, uses representational scenery and effects as if people have no imaginations, Pig Tales demands one actor playing many parts, switching between song and speech, locations and time... Deliberately disturbing, both emotionally and intellectually, but also tender and funny, the enthusiastic audience's reaction to Pig Tales suggests that socially-engaged drama is still a possibility.'
James Ferguson, Poetry Express
'Julie McNamara is a talented writer, actress and singer, effortlessly embodying the various characters needed to tell her story.'
Theatreworld Internet Magazine
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'The most touching and effective piece of solo theatre I have witnessed in some time...the central jewel in this year's festival'
FEAST Festival, Australia.
'Julie McNamara eschews the realms of convention and confronts us with a highly-charged, emotive and semi-autobiographical performance.... From the outset, McNamara's startling stage presence and earthy dialogue demands attention'
"As an actress she gives her all...as a writer she is brutally honest. As a person she is out there putting two fingers up to anyone who doesn't want to hear the truth...Not only is Pig Tales wonderfully performed, it is also a great technical feat achieved with great direction and a faultless team behind the scenes."
'Her performance is stunning, stopping people in their tracks in the face of such intensity.'
'A deliciously fruity voice with a wicked sense of humour.'
'Quite simply, an amazing voice.'
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