MOTHER'S RUIN: A Cabaret About Gin, Maeve Marsden & Libby Wood ©Patrick Boland
A cabaret about gin.
In 2015 it was all about Gin with 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.” Mother’s Ruin
It was a joy to co-create this new musical cabaret with a fabulous company of creative stars Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood AKA Lady Sings it Better from Blackcat Productions, Musical Director Jeremy Brennan and the Ginstress Elly Clough.
Original Director/Dramaturg: SALLY BLACKWOOD
Writer/Singer: MAEVE MARSDEN
Writer/Singer: LIBBY WOOD
Musical Director/Pianist: JEREMY BRENNAN
Gin inspiration: ELLY CLOUGH
Producer/Company Manager: PHOEBE MEREDITH
In 2016 I handed the directing baton to Anthea Williams.