Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin (Perth)

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Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret taking Australia by storm. A raucous journey through the history of gin, as we drunkenly stumble through tales of love and women, gin and secrets. “Not only vocally sublime but a stroke of comedy genius” (TheatrePress), Mother’s Ruin takes travels through 18th Century London, a few New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru.

“Blisteringly entertaining” (Daily Review), Mother’s Ruin moves from misery to vaudeville in a moment, intertwining excess and prohibition, history and (re)invention. In the midst of the Australia's gin renaissance, discover a little more about your favourite drop, with this mixed up musical history lesson delivered with dry wit and “almost symbiotic harmonies” (Adelaide Advertiser).

Starring two of Australia's rising stars of cabaret, Mother's Ruin features music originally performed by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Merle Haggard, Martha Wainwright, Billy Joel, The Popes, The Pretenders and more.

Sold out at Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Melbourne Cabaret Festival and Festival of Voices, Mother's Ruin arrives in Perth fresh from their season at Sydney Festival.

“Marsden and Wood manage to have the audience simultaneously in stitches of laughter and marvelling at their almost symbiotic harmonies.” – The Adelaide Advertiser

“Marsden and Wood have a commanding presence on stage. Creative, daring and full of flair... Mother’s Ruin may be a loving ode to a favourite spirit, but you do not need to be a gin drinker to appreciate its brilliance.” - Theatrepress

“Marsden and Wood’s voices blend into a single, warm and bright sound… It’s almost as though the excellent children’s show Horrible Histories was made for grown-ups and laced with booze… Not everybody falls in love with gin, but I can’t imagine too many audience members could resist the charms of Mother’s Ruin.” – Daily Review

“Knock out vocals only matched by their onstage deliverance, energy and sheer sassiness. This show is quality, no two ways about it, possibly the best cabaret performance of 2016.” – TAGG

“Buxom, bodacious beauties Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood put on one hell of show… I could’ve listened to those two sing all night long… Both sung with such diction and verve, and in flawless harmony; they seemed completely in sync.” – In Daily

Presented by Milke in association with The Ginstress.
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