May, 2019

28May7:45 pmMother’s Ruin: A Cabaret about GinNCM in association with The Ginstress7:45 pm Price: £17, Members £15


(Tuesday) 7:45 pm


Wilde Theatre

South Hill Park, Ringmead, RG12 7PA


£17, Members £15

Event Details

Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin

Created by Maeve Marsden, Libby Wood, Anthea Williams, Jeremy Brennan and Elly Baxter (The Ginstress)

Equal parts historical and hysterical, lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret. Its acclaimed stars Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood lead you on a raucous journey through 18th century London, a few New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru. Discover a little more about your favourite drop, delivered with dry wit and almost symbiotic harmonies.

With music originally performed by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone and Tom Waits, Mother’s Ruin moves from misery to vaudeville in a moment, intertwining excess and prohibition, history and (re)invention.

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

Not only vocally sublime but a stroke of comedy genius. THEATREPRESS

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