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Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin

Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood

Not only vocally sublime but a stroke of comedy genius” – Theatre Press

Blisteringly entertaining.” – Daily Review

 

Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret. Fresh from the Sydney Festival, Mother’s Ruin is a raucous journey through 18th Century London, a few New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru.

“Not only vocally sublime but a stroke of comedy genius” (Theatre Press), Mother’s Ruin moves from misery to vaudeville in a moment, intertwining excess and prohibition, rebellion and (re)invention. In the midst of the Australia’s gin renaissance, discover a little more about your favourite drop, with this mixed up musical history lesson delivered with dry wit and “almost symbiotic harmonies” (Adelaide Advertiser).

Starring two of Australia’s rising stars of cabaret, Mother’s Ruin features music by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Merle Haggard, Martha Wainwright, Billy Joel, The Popes, The Pretenders and more.

Sold out at Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Melbourne Cabaret Festival and Festival of Voices.

 

Director: Anthea Williams
Written by: Maeve Marsden with Elly Baxter, Libby Wood and Jeremy Brennan
Musical Director: Jeremy Brennan
Researcher: Elly Baxter
Producer: Laura Milke Garner

 

Presented by MILKE & blackcat Productions

 

Image: Patrick Boland

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TICKETS

Full $40

Concession $35

DURATION

1hr

PATRON ADVICE

18+

DATES

Hobart

Spiegeltent

WHEELCHAIR
Tue 14 Mar 2017, 7:00pm

Not only vocally sublime but a stroke of comedy genius” – Theatre Press

Blisteringly entertaining.” – Daily Review

 

Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret. Fresh from the Sydney Festival, Mother’s Ruin is a raucous journey through 18th Century London, a few New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru.

“Not only vocally sublime but a stroke of comedy genius” (Theatre Press), Mother’s Ruin moves from misery to vaudeville in a moment, intertwining excess and prohibition, rebellion and (re)invention. In the midst of the Australia’s gin renaissance, discover a little more about your favourite drop, with this mixed up musical history lesson delivered with dry wit and “almost symbiotic harmonies” (Adelaide Advertiser).

Starring two of Australia’s rising stars of cabaret, Mother’s Ruin features music by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Merle Haggard, Martha Wainwright, Billy Joel, The Popes, The Pretenders and more.

Sold out at Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Melbourne Cabaret Festival and Festival of Voices.

 

Director: Anthea Williams
Written by: Maeve Marsden with Elly Baxter, Libby Wood and Jeremy Brennan
Musical Director: Jeremy Brennan
Researcher: Elly Baxter
Producer: Laura Milke Garner

 

Presented by MILKE & blackcat Productions

 

Image: Patrick Boland

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