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Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin

30th May 2019, 9.30pm

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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" (TheatrePress), its critically acclaimed stars Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood return to the U.K for the third time in 2019, after playing to sold out crowds in 2017 and 2018.

Araucous 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 “a spot-on balance 
of larky humour, bolshy political consciousness, 
palpable passion for their subject and sheer joie de vivre” (The Scotsman).

With music originally performed by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Martha Wainwright, Tom Waits, Sia, The Popes, Jessie J and more, Mother’s Ruinmoves from misery to vaudeville in a moment, intertwining excess and prohibition, history and (re)invention.


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. 

'A raucous masterclass.'

The Wee Review
Theatre Press
Daily Review
Adelaide Advertiser

'Larky humour, bolshy political consciousness ... well worth raising a glass to.'

The Scotsman

'Blisteringly entertaining.'

Daily Review


Presented by: NCM in association with The Ginstress

Tickets from £14.00 (includes £1.50 in fees per ticket)

Venue: Underbelly Festival Southbank
Duration: 60 minutes
Advice: Recommended for ages 18+, occasional strong language.

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30th May - 30th May 2019

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