Gin-soaked Cabaret Pours Into HotHouse

Fresh off the plane from a sell-out tour of the UK, Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood take us on a sublime musical journey through the history of ‘mother’s ruin’, aka gin.

Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin features music originally performed by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Martha Wainwright, The Popes, The Pretenders and more in a raucous show that tells the tale of gin through stories and song.

Quench your thirst for knowledge with a cabaret performance – with a twist.

HotHouse is thrilled to welcome Public House as Production Partner for Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin and, as a result – for one week only – our historic Hume Bank Butter Factory Theatre will be transformed by Public House into a pop-up gin joint: Molly Fink Bar.

Speaking about the experience local audiences will have, Artistic Director Lyn Wallis said “Mother’s Ruin at the Hume Bank Butter Factory Theatre will be a sultry, immersive cabaret experience. It’s a gorgeous show, but we’re also going to have a lot of fun transforming the venue.”

Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin plays at the Hume Bank Butter Factory Theatre 21-26 May. Tickets are on sale now with 35% off for groups of ten or more.

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* This production contains coarse language, and wanton tipsiness.

“Marsden and Wood maintain a spot-on balance of larky humour, bolshy political consciousness, palpable passion for their subject and sheer joie de vivre* * * * – The Scotsman

“Mother’s Ruin is a beautifully distilled cabaret.” – Limelight

Photo by Ian Sutherland

Dive in to The River

The River at the End of the Road cast members Mark Lee, Gabriel Fancourt and Drew Livingston speak about the show.

 
The River at the End of the Road is now playing at the Hume Bank Butter Factory Theatre until Saturday 17th March. Book now
Photo by Kate Williams

Behind the Scenes with the Cast and Crew

HotHouse Artistic Director Lyn Wallis chats with the cast and crew in final rehearsals before the premiere of The River at the End of the Road.

Features original music by Drew Livingston.

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Hume Bank Announced As Principal Partner

HotHouse Theatre today announced Hume Bank as 2018 Principal Partner. This new collaboration extends and deepens Hume’s long-standing relationship with HotHouse and reinforces its commitment to arts and culture on the Border.

Hume Bank has been on the HotHouse journey for over twelve years, and its support has been critical to the development and presentation in the region of some of Australia’s best contemporary theatre. More recently, Hume was the major sponsor for At The Hip – a HotHouse produced show about the growth of Albury-Wodonga, and in 2017 it supported the presentation of the Generate drama festival for young people.

“We value our community in more ways than one and our commitment to the HotHouse Theatre is just another example of this. Recognised nationally, this contemporary theatre company presents a
unique opportunity for our customers and the wider community to experience high calibre performances, normally only available in major cities, right here on the border,” shared Chief Customer Officer and Acting CEO Andrew de Graaff.

As part of this new Principal Partnership, Hume will have a greater presence during the HotHouse season through the renaming of its artistic home to: ‘Hume Bank Butter Factory Theatre’. Both
companies look forward to exploring further collaboration and connections through this important, evolving partnership.

HotHouse Theatre’s Deputy Chair Paul Robb said the partnership is an exciting collaboration between two of the Border’s prominent institutions. “This partnership will greatly assist HotHouse continue to develop and present world class contemporary theatre for Albury-Wodonga and the region’s audiences.”

Caleb Lewis Interview

Artistic Director Lyn Wallis interviews Caleb Lewis, writer of The River at the End of the Road.

Tickets and more info can be found here

Lyntroduction – The River at the End of the Road

Artistic Director Lyn Wallis gives us her Lyntroduction for The River at the End of the Road. Premiering at HotHouse Theatre March 9-17. Tickets are on sale now.

Interview with Tes Lyssiotis

Hotel Bonegilla is on its way!

A fantastic community cast is busily rehearsing with director Anni Gifford for our presentation of Hotel Bonegilla, 16-18 November. 25 local community actors – including our 2017/18 Studio Ensemble – are exploring Tes Lyssiotis’ moving play about the early migrant experience of Wodonga’s Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre. The Hotel Bonegilla presentation will be a part of the Centre’s 70th anniversary in November, and HotHouse’s 20th birthday celebrations.

The cast of Hotel Bonegilla is a mix of actors new to our stage, and some original actors from the 1997 production. These actors have vivid recollections of Tes Lyssiotis’ original production, and the meaning it had for them. It’s wonderful to see them sharing these experiences with a new generation of community actors engaged with our region’s history.

Rehearsals are travelling well: in the photo above you can see some of the actors, including original participants Martin Fussell and Robyn Smithwick. There are only four performances of Hotel Bonegilla, so don’t miss out!

7pm Thursday 16 November
7pm Friday 17 November
3pm Saturday 18 November
7pm Saturday 18 November

Find out more about Hotel Bonegilla.
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