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Mother’s Ruin – a Cabaret About Gin

15 February @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

| $35

Lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers for a soulful, song-filled ode to gin – equal parts historical and hysterical.

Mother’s Ruin – a Cabaret About Gin comes to Geelong Performing Arts Centre for three performances only, from February 14-16 in the Drama Theatre.

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.

This production is presented by MILKE and blackcat productions in association with The Ginstress and forms part of Geelong Performing Arts Centre’s innovative approach to programming for new audiences.

Ticket price includes a complimentary gin cocktail generously supplied by Teddy and the Fox and pre-show entertainment courtesy of the Piano Bar.

Book at gpac.org.au or contact Box Office on 5225 1200.


15 February
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Geelong Performing Arts Centre’s Curious Mechanics Program
5225 1200


Drama Theatre, GPAC
50 Little Malop St
Geelong, Victoria 3220 Australia
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