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Mother's Ruin - A Cabaret about Gin
Redland Performing Arts Centre

An evening of gin-soaked hilarity, with a double shot of history thrown in for good measure

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, Darwin and Brisbane Festival and sold out at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

‘These three are supremely talented, musically and comedically’ Theatre Bath

‘A rare gem of cabaret gold’ Edinburgh Guide

Performance Times:
Friday 29 March, 7.30pm
RPAC Concert Hall
60 minutes, no interval
Tickets $35
Groups 10+ $32pp
Suit Children:
Unsuitable for children 15 years and under.
Booking Information:

You can book your tickets:

  • in person at RPAC Box Office, 2-16 Middle Street, Cleveland
  • by phone - 3829 8131 (a $4.30 booking fee per transaction applies)
  • online 24/7 using the Buy Now link below (a $5 booking fee per transaction applies)

If you require mobility assistance please contact Redland Performing Arts Centre so that we can accommodate your needs.

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