Catherine McNally

“An excellent performer, Catherine McNally, who glows with homespun personality, has a lush, expressive voice, good dramatic and nice comic touch.”
Globe and Mail

“McNally’ s subtle, sympathetic performance keeps the various emotions in balance. She conveys the widows abiding sense of loss and the need to remember, as well as her contradictory but necessary desire to move ahead. Most important McNally resists any temptation to overplay either of these impulses. And, as a result, the character emerges with conviction and with the grace that is her due.”
Toronto Star

“Catherine McNally is such an expert storyteller and riveting performer, McNally vocalized and physicalised a multitude of characters- with sharp strokes, shifting tones with ease and even wringing humour from disturbing material. It was a mesmerizing, resonant performance.”
Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine and Plays International

“Catherine McNally is a mesmerizing presence, a great voice and an ability to tap into deep emotions mark the work .. who played a lesbian fleeing a troubled family … in The Orphan Muses (Dora Nomination) and later gave a tour-de-force performance, strong both vocally and physically as a woman confronting the demons of anorexia in Hunger Striking.”
Now Magazine, Top Ten Artists at #3

“NNNN” Catherine McNally’s performance… is sensitive and funny… captures the rhythms of everyday speech and the poetry of life’s commonplace but crystallizing moments. She is confident, pungent and likable”
NOW Magazine

“Catherine McNally brings warmth, compassion, commitment, strength, and humour to the piece… everything it needs, everything it deserves… I’d walk over broken glass to see this one.”
Richard Ouzounian

“…an entertaining and at times thoughtful look at relationships and what it means to grow old gracefully.”
– Jon Kaplan, NOW Magazine (NNNN) for Boston Marriage

“…stunning cast… Terrific production.”
-Lynn Slotkin, CIUT Friday Morning/Slotkin Letter for Boston Marriage

McNally “…riveting emotion and biting wit… scintillating chemistry…”
-Kelly Bedard, My Entertainment World

“McNally and Drakeford give powerhouse performances..”
-Cathy McKim, life with more cowbell

Catherine McNally reminded me a little of Maureen Stapleton’s inimitable Edith Bunker, not so squawky, but earthy and often very funny. She has some of the toughest Atwood language in the play.
Bill Rankin Edmonton Arts

“Catherine McNally is a comic ditherer as Eurycleia, the household scold”
Edmonton Sun

“McNally played it with conviction and brought home an important play to this part of the world.”
Theatrum

“Catherine McNally portrays a widow with such commanding force…. Frequently surprises with self-possessed craftsmanship and artistic intensity.”
Halifax Daily Star

“Her brilliant performance has an undercurrent of barely suppressed rage.”
Halifax Herald

“Her performance is riveting. McNally handles emotional highs and lows with exquisite restraint … Ms. McNally performance is one you shouldn’t miss.”
The Daily Gleaner, Fredericton N.B