"a slick, talented production ... has never been performed in Victoria, and it's a pleasure to see it done so well ... Joyner's production runs like clockwork. He deftly composes the stage... The only real problem with the show is its lamentably short season."
Cameron Woodhead, The Age, 2007

"the most polished and dramatically satisfying work yet mounted by Magnormos, with strong performances from the entire cust, superb lighting... an impressive set ... a major achievement for all concerned. Joyner has proved that this unique journey into Australian culture has rich rewards to offits audience; rewards that could be seen much more widely if one of the State theatre companies could rise to the challenge as effectively as Magnormos has done with this production."
Peter Wyllie Johnston, Arts Hub, 2007

"the story of Mary Bryant has been told many times, but never better than in this accomplished musical ... the whole cast, under Aaron Joyner's direction, give strong performances."
Darryl Emmerson, Australian Stage Online, 2007