Mother's Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin
Equal parts historical and hysterical, all heaving harmonies and tipsy candour, explore the history of gin through story and song.
Stumble and soar through tales of love and women, gin and secrets, as we wind our way through 18th Century London, a few New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru, via sailors and barmaids, bootleggers and master distillers.
With two of Australia’s rising cabaret stars at the helm, Mother’s Ruin moves from misery to vaudeville in a moment, intertwining excess and prohibition, history and (re)invention.
With music by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Merle Haggard, Kurt Weill and more.
Performed by Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood
Musical direction by Jeremy Brennan
'Comic cabaret Gold' – The Scotsman
Photo by Patrick Boland.