MOTHER’S
RUIN

A Cabaret about Gin

Presented by MILKE
and blackcat productions
in association with The Ginstress

21 – 26 May

21 – 26 May

Writers
Maeve Marsden
with Elly Baxter,
Libby Wood,
Jeremy Brennan
and Anthea Williams

Musical Director
Jeremy Brennan

Director
Anthea Williams

Performers
Maeve Marsden
Libby Wood
Jeremy Brennan

Producer
Laura Milke-Garner

Lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers for a soulful, song-filled ode to gin – equal parts historical and hysterical. With tipsy candour, rising cabaret stars Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood take us on a sublime musical journey through the history of ‘mother’s ruin’, aka gin.

They stumble and soar through tales of love and women, gin and secrets, through 18th Century London, a few New York speakeasies, colonial India, into the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru.

Brimming with music originally performed by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Martha Wainwright, The Popes, The Pretenders and more, Mother’s Ruin premiered to full houses and critical acclaim at Sydney Festival, Adelaide and Melbourne Cabaret Festivals, and they recently sold out at Edinburgh Festival Fringe. And best of all – for one week only – our historic Butter Factory Theatre will be transformed into a boozy, magical little gin joint. Secret Password: GIN

This production contains coarse language, and wanton tipsiness.

“ … it’s the range, depth, and content of the stories Marsden and Wood tell us, along with the gorgeous harmony of their pure voices, that linger once the cabaret is over.”

Time Out Sydney

“ … 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

8pm, Monday 21 May
8pm, Tuesday 22 May
6.30pm, Wednesday 23 May
8pm, Thursday 24 May
8pm, Friday 25 May
3pm, Saturday 26 May
8pm, Saturday 26 May


Single Tickets

$49 / Full Price
$40 / Concession
$30 / Student
$32ea / Group 10+
$30ea / Group 20+
Book tickets online to avoid a $3 booking fee.


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Subscribers can purchase single tickets for Kaput, Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer and Fag/Stag before everyone else at heavily discounted prices!

Accessibility

If you have requirements not listed; please give us a call on (02) 6021 7433 and we will do our best to assist you!

Restricted Mobility 
Patrons with restricted mobility can be seated in the front row to avoid any steps.
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Wheelchairs 
We can accommodate up to four wheelchair patrons per performance. Our accessible seats are the best seats – in the front row!
It’s important to call ahead on (02) 6021 7433 to let us know you are coming, so that we can ensure your needs are catered for.

Guide & Companion Dogs 
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Companions 
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Audio Described Performances 
Select performances throughout the year will be audio-described by Vision Australia – check the calendar on page 27.
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Hearing Loop 
We provide a hearing loop in the Theatre for hearing aids with this functionality.

Main Season Flexi Pack Prices

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Flexi 10 – $320
Flexi 5 – $180 ($155 before 5pm 22 December 2017)
Flexi 4 – $148
Flexi 3 – $111 ($99 before 5pm 22 December 2017)

Subscriber Additional Tickets
$38 Full and $35 Concession

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Special Discounts

School Groups
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Discounts
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