A unique cabaret full of soulful songs and sinful spirits.
Stumble and soar through tales of love and women, gin and secrets, as Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood wind their way through 18th-century London, a few New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru, via sailors and barmaids, bootleggers and master distillers. Equal parts historical and hysterical, Mother’s Ruin explores the history of gin through story and song, all heaving harmonies and tipsy candor.
With two of Australia’s rising cabaret stars at the helm, Mother’s Ruin moves from misery to vaudeville in a moment, intertwining excess and prohibition, history, and (re)invention.
With music originally performed by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Martha Wainwright, The Popes, The Pretenders, and more, Mother’s Ruin is a theatrical cabaret that is ‘not only vocally sublime but a stroke of comedy genius’ (Theatre Press).
Producer + Touring Producer
Cast & Creatives
Writers – Maeve Marsden with Elly Baxter, Libby Wood, Jeremy Brennan and Anthea Williams Director – Anthea Williams Musical Director – Jeremy Brennan Performers – Maeve Marsden, Libby Wood Producer – Laura Milke Garner
Nominations and Awards
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