Created by Maeve Marsden, Libby Wood, Anthea Williams, Jeremy Brennan and Elly Baxter (The Ginstress)
Directed by Anthea Williams
Starring Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood
Musical direction Jeremy Brennan
Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret. "Not only vocally sublime but a stroke of comedy genius" Theatre Press, its critically acclaimed stars Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood return to the U.K. after playing to sold out crowds in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh and across Australia.
Mother's Ruin is a raucous journey through 18th Century London, a few New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru. 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.
With music originally performed by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Martha Wainwright, Tom Waits, The Pretenders, Jessie J and more, Mother’s Ruin moves from misery to vaudeville in a moment, intertwining excess and prohibition, history and (re)invention.
"A raucous masterclass" ***** The Wee Review
"Blisteringly entertaining… Not everybody falls in love with gin, but I can’t imagine too many audience members could resist the charms of Mother’s Ruin." **** Daily Review
Nominated Best Cabaret, Perth Fringe World Festival; Best Writing, Green Room Awards; Best Cabaret, Sydney Theatre Awards.