A Siren Theatre Co & Critical Stages production
Director Kate Gaul
Designer Alice Morgan
Composer & Sound Designer Nate Edmondson
Lighting Designer Louise Mason
Performer Jane Phegan

Moving and heartwarming one-woman Australian drama.

When the world map was full of gaps, the Amazon topped the list of places unknown to western explorers. In 2017 are there any ‘unknowns’ left? On a trip to the Amazon, the writer ponders this and other questions as she struggles to deal with her father’s journey through Parkinson’s disease towards what is perhaps our last great unknown.

On Tour

October – November 2018


Theatre, Drama


55 minutes, plus interval


Proscenium Arch, Black Box, Thrust, Flat Floor Hall

Previous Seasons

Invisible Circus, Kings Cross Theatre 2016
Belvoir Theatre June 2017
Edinburgh Fringe 2017

What people are saying

Every element in this production is in step and working together to create this fascinating and ultimately heartbreaking piece of theatre. Daily Review

Interwoven with exploration and adventure is a tale that is closer to the heart. She delves into the world of humanity and its complex and rugged relationships. On her bravest exploration Janaczewska embarks on a journey into unfamiliar grounds and she shares with us her deep and profound discoveries of sadness, humour and the human heart Australian Stage

Good With Maps is one of those rare and beautiful productions I dream about, where a fine writer has handed a text to a fine director who calls forth a great performance from a fine actor who inspires creatives around her to produce their best for the show. Lisa Thatcher

Intelligent, lyrical and haunting. Sydney Arts Guide 

A fine performance, delivered from the heart in a way that seems authentically autobiographical – 4 stars. Edinburgh Guide

This is a complex, deeply rewarding piece of theatre, one that balances cerebal exuberance with shattering emotional power – 4 stars. The List

Although the spotlight was on the solo actor, it was an ensemble of fine creative artists who made this work the complete heartfelt experinence I love. Chris Grady