Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of
sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret.
from 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
Mother's Ruin moves from misery to
vaudeville in a moment, intertwining excess and prohibition, rebellion and
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 Ideas.