Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin
April 2018 UK Tour dates
April 1 to 6 Bath Comedy Festival
April 9 The McMillan Theatre, Bridgewater
April 11 The Phoenix Theatre and Arts Centre, Bordon
April 12 The Pavilion Theatre, Worthing (SOLD OUT)
April 14 The Riverfront, Newport
April 17-21 The Other Palace, London
April 26 MAC Birmingham
April 27 Pyramid Studio, Warrington
April 28 Eden Court, Inverness 7pm and 830pm (SOLD OUT)
April 29 Lyth Arts Centre
"Their delivery is completely flawless... This is a highly entertaining show." ★★★★★ www.one4review.co.uk"As well as demonstrating their talents across an impressive range of musical registers, 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.
"It’s not common to see a cabaret where the schtick is as good as the sound, and Mother's Ruin was a rare gem of cabaret gold." ★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
"Voices of angels spring from these devilishly spiky performers..."
"The standing ovation was well earned at the end, catch the show soon as tickets are deservedly selling fast.
The Plus Ones
Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret.
A raucous journey through the history of gin, two of Australia’s rising stars, Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood, share tales of love and women, gin and secrets, tipsily making their way through 18th Century London, a few New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru.
Featuring songs by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Martha Wainwright, The Popes, The Pretenders and more, Mother’s Ruin moves from misery to vaudeville in a moment, intertwining excess and prohibition, history and (re)invention.
Nominated then shortlisted for Best Cabaret at Fringe World Festival, nominated Best Writing at the Green Room Awards, Mother’s Ruin has played to sold out crowds and critical acclaim at Sydney Festival, Fringe World Perth, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Melbourne Cabaret Festival, Festival of Voices, Funtavia, Bunbury Fringe, Hobart Spiegeltent and Adelaide Fringe Festival.
“If you don’t think a cabaret that quotes 18th century lawmakers can be hot as f*ck, then you haven’t seen Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin.” - Time Out Sydney
“Blisteringly entertaining.” - Daily Review
Mother’s Ruin was created collaboratively by Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood, Musical Director Jeremy Brennan, Elly Baxter aka The Ginstress, and Director Anthea Williams.