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December 2018

Queer Contact 2019 We’re excited to announce that Mother’s Ruin will be back at Queer Contact on Friday 8 Feb 2019. As part of Contact’s In The City programme, this special Queer Contact tenth anniversary show will be held at Waterside Arts, Sale and we’re delighted to present a bumper Mother’s Ruin after our sell-out show there earlier this year. […]

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October 2018

Mother’s Bloomers at the Royal Exchange studio was the culmination of another hugely successful development project for Mother’s Ruin.Ten short bold new pieces of work, hosted by Fat Roland were presented to a sell-out audience in the 90-seater venue. 15 artists from Manchester and the NW had been guided through a process led by both the MR directors over a […]

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Novemeber 2018

Hastings Storytelling Festival Our first outing to Hastings as part of Hasting Storytelling festival at the great new venue Cactus Hounds was a roaring success. Locals packed to the rafters for a Mother’s Ruin show that saw local Queer performers alongside artists we brought down from London. Storytelling, stand-up, drag, poetry, live art, music, highland flings and butterfly wings were […]

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September 2018

A fantastic and inspiring day of rehearsals with this season’s Mother’s Bloomers artists. Obviously we can’t give away to much but suffice to say this is going to be a terrific show with 10 artists bringing a fantastic array of bold new works. Thanks also to the Royal Exchange Theatre for letting us use their Swan Street Studios for the […]

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July 2018

Mother’s Ruin at Waterside Arts This month has seen us deliver a hugely successful Mother’s Ruin show at Waterside Arts as part of their #Refract18 festival. Invited to be part of this exciting ten day programme packed with experiential performance, music and events ‘to challenge visitors to see things differently’, we were thrilled to perform a sell out show to an […]

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November 2017

This month brought us two Bloomers as we headed to Manchester and Stockton rather incredibly in the same week. 14th November We were thrilled and proud to work on our first Mother’s Bloomers event at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. With avid focus and enthusiasm from our artists who brought a sensational array of politically, poignant and above all […]

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19 Jan Manchester Drag Symposium

Pleased to announce that we will be speaking at Manchester’s inaugural Drag Symposim and running a workshop to discuss regional artists’ needs – a really good opportunity for the team to engage with local artists and ascertain what their priorities are.

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Mother’s on the box dears!

Courtesy of Fat Roland and That’s Manchester.

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LGBTQ Arts In The North West – A Consultation with Mother’s Ruin: Tuesday 24th February 2015

Mother’s Ruin is a platform dedicated to supporting LGBTQ performing artists, and has been running shows in Manchester and Salford for over 5 years in nationally renowned venues including Manchester Royal Exchange, Contact Theatre, greenroom, Islington Mill and more. The company is planning its 2015/16 programme of activity and we want to hear what artists in the North West’s priorities […]

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Mother’s Ruin in 2014: A Year In Review!

Hello, dears! A belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all. Mother spent a few days of absolute bliss with her feet up and a strong G&T in hand for Christmas and New Year, giving her time to reflect on what has been her busiest and best year yet! Nine shows across four different venues in two cities, working […]

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