Mother’s Ruin is Gin
Gin. Specifically, the alcohol beverage of Gin was called mother’s ruin because in the mid eighteenth century the effects of gin on the family and economy were disastrous. Considered the poor man’s drink due to its affordability, gin drinking had started out as medicine but due to its easy availability, men became impotent while women became sterile causing the London birth rate to decline drastically.
Mother’s Ruin is a deliciously entertaining cabaret that takes us through a Gin laced journey transporting us to 18th century London, to the prohibition, to the Peruvian jungle and even the Australian outback, with the common denominator being: Gin! In fact everything in Mother’s Ruin is about the Gin.
The gorgeous, talented and appropriately voluptuous Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood are the creators and stars of the show and share the stage with Tom Dickins on the piano. The duo’s angelically seductive voices fill our ears with sublime vocals and tickle our senses with their hilarious stories while the piano man completes the act with his jazzy cabaret sound and style.
Mothers Ruin is a collage of Impressions that travels the audience to smoke filled bars, naughty women, drunken sailors and witty humour that intoxicates the audience like Gin taking effect in their bloodstream. Beautiful renditions of songs by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, and Pretenders amongst others are woven into stories of Gin, creating an atmosphere of decadence, giving an even more integrated insight to the subject: Gin. In this unique cabaret the audience can taste, hear, see and even feel the Gin.
A lot of Gin, Oompah-Pah, laughter and good old fashioned entertainment. Mother’s Ruin intoxicates your senses with this decadently indulgent Gin cocktail of pure, potent, quality entertainment. Bottoms up!