Paper Doll

“PAPER DOLL is next level thinking, this is advanced citizenship. This is required theatre-going.” – Sydney Arts Guide

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A powerful two-hander about betrayal.

He has nowhere else to go.

She has a kind heart.

He has filled his days with memories of their past. She has tried to move on.

They have not seen each other in a long time.

Tonight he has returned. Suddenly the past doesn’t feel all that long ago.

Performance History

Commissioned as part of the New Fitz Writers’ Program with Red Line Productions at the Old Fitz and Playwriting Australia.

First performed in 2017 at the Old Fitz (Sydney) with the following cast and creatives:

Written by Katy Warner | Directed by Lucy Clements | Produced by Red Line Productions | Performed by Martin Ashley-Jones and Lucy Goleby | Sound Design by Clemmie Williams | Dramaturgy Rachel Chant | Stage Management Lachlan McNab

Performed in 2019 at The Blue Room Theatre (Perth, Western Australia) as part of Summer Nights Program for the Perth Fringe Festival with the following cast:

Martin Ashley-Jones and Hayley Pearl.


Captivating and heartbreaking. – Broadway World 

Anger is easy.  Predator is easy. Victim is easy.  This is not an easy play. – Sydney Arts Guide 

Troubling but brilliant. – The Buzz from Sydney

A gripping 40-minute two-hander. Jason Blake, Audrey Journal

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