28 April 20:30 - 22:30
Equal parts historical and hysterical; lose yourself among sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this darkly comic cabaret. A raucous journey through the history of gin, that is ‘not only vocally sublime but a stroke of comedy genius’ (TheatrePress.com.au).
With true tales from 18th-century London, a few New York speakeasies, the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru, Mother’s Ruin features songs by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Martha Wainwright and more.
As well as demonstrating their talents across an impressive range of musical
registers, 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
It’s not common to see a cabaret where the schtick is as good as the sound, and Mother's Ruin was a rare gem of cabaret gold. ★★★★ EDINBURGH GUIDE