Boston Marriage at QPAC

QPAC’s Playhouse Theatre was packed on the opening night of David Mamet’s hit play Boston Marriage.


Theatre fans young and old came out in droves, with some high profile guests, including former Governor General, Quentin Bryce.

Starring an impressive cast including Helen Cassidy, Rachel Gordon and Amanda Muggleton, Boston Marriage poked fun at high society and the politics of relationships.

The play featured a superb script with excellent catch-lines and naughty suggestions that kept the entertainment both clever and scandalous.

Boston Marriage is the response of David Mamet to criticisms that his plays were too male dominated.

As such, the play that first premiered in 1999 showcases an all-female cast in a charming, witty and sharp-tongued manner.


With a meticulously designed set, extravagant frocks and flawless performances, Boston Marriage delivered quality theatre exploring nuance, the subtleties of women and their relationships with men and other women.

Highlights included the wonderful costumes and set, and Helen Cassidy as the Scottish maid.

Boston Marriage is a comedy for all types, with witty banter, hilarious dialogue, and an enthralling plot.

Words by Hannah Abell and Melanie Baker

Boston Marriage. Images provided by publicity.

Details: Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Cultural Precinct, Cnr Grey and Melbourne Street, South Bank 4101 | 29 January to 15 February | Tickets: $33.00 to $82.00