Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin (Albury-Wodonga)

Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin (Albury-Wodonga)


When?

Start time: Monday 8:00pm (21 May)
End time: Saturday 9:00pm (26 May)

Where?

HotHouse Theatre
48-54 Lincoln Causeway, Gateway Island, Wodonga
Music

About

Lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers for a soulful, song-filled ode to gin – equal parts historical and hysterical. With tipsy candour, rising cabaret stars Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood take us on a sublime musical journey through the history of ‘mother’s ruin’, aka gin.

They stumble and soar through tales of love and women, gin and secrets, through 18th Century London, a few New York speakeasies, colonial India, into the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru.

Brimming with music originally performed by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Martha Wainwright, The Popes, The Pretenders and more, Mother’s Ruin premiered to full houses and critical acclaim at Sydney Festival, Adelaide and Melbourne Cabaret Festivals, and they recently sold out at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. And best of all – for one week only – the historic Butter Factory Theatre will be transformed into a boozy, magical little gin joint. Secret Password: GIN

This production contains coarse language, and wanton tipsiness.

“ … it’s the range, depth, and content of the stories Marsden and Wood tell us, along with the gorgeous harmony of their pure voices, that linger once the cabaret is over.”
Time Out Sydney

“ … Marsden and Wood maintain a spot-on balance of larky humour, bolshy political consciousness, palpable passion for their subject and sheer joie de vivre. Well worth raising a glass to.”
The Scotsman

Presented by Milke in association with The Ginstress



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