Mother's Ruin a sell out hit in Adelaide! Next up, Melbourne!
Wow, Adelaide Cabaret Festival, what an incredible opening weekend. Libby and I (Maeve) have had an amazing time, singing at the massive opening gala, selling out our season before we opened, receiving some glowing reviews (apparently, we're the "

ones to watch

"), getting loose at the backstage bar and generally having the time of our lives. After our final Adelaide show tonight, we're headed to Melbourne for a week at The Butterfly Club and we'd love to see you there! If you're Sydney based, consider sending our reviews below to any Victorian mates and encouraging them to come along. 


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Thanks, as always, for your support - you made this tour possible!


InDaily Review

"Mothers Ruin: A Cabaret About Gin is an hilarious, sultry and inspired ode to the creator’s favourite drop. 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."


Adelaide Advertiser Review

Don’t be put off by the foreboding title of Mother’s Ruin — this potted, non-chronological history of gin is more fun than a barrel of drunken, musical monkeys. Or a bottle of Monkey 47 gin, for that matter. Marsden and Wood manage to have the audience simultaneously in stitches of laughter and marvelling at their almost symbiotic harmonies."


InDaily Opening Gala review

"There were a few stand-out performances, including  Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood, who belted out a brilliant tribute to Mother’s Ruin from their world-premiere show of the same name. These two can look forward to a great career in cabaret or musical theatre."


The Clothesline Review

"An hour of gin-soaked hilarity with a double shot of history thrown in for good measure. A genius idea for a start, this show takes an often irreverent look at the history of gin, the liquor historically linked with the ‘ruination’ of society, women, and incidentally the on-stage drink of choice for cabaret performers! The girls’ research is impeccable (kudos to Elly Baxter, aka “The Ginstress” for her partnership) as they weave a historical narrative that moves between 18th Century London, prohibition-era USA, colonial Peru and the Australian bush. So infectious is their enthusiasm for the subject, it was impossible not to hanker for a tipple of the ole juniper juice oneself."


Adelaide Now Opening Gala Review

"This year’s theme, What Comes Next, perfectly showcased some of the stars of the future with Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood from Mother’s Ruin and Andrew Strano from the show Nailed It proving themselves as the ones to watch."

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