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MARCH 2017 Part 2

As a term, ‘regionality’ has cropped up as being slightly problematic as it has been revealed by some to be a very London-centric, patronising view of areas which are ‘not London’ thereby raising questions around issues of otherness and how this fits in with ideas and notions of Queerness or what is Queer. It also transpired that one of our […]

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MARCH 2017

We held our first Performance Development Workshop at Manchester Royal Exchange Studio on the 13th March. We had a really diverse uptake which was not only excellent but included performers as well as writers, spoken wordsmiths, an improvisational character comedian and for the first time, a writer /dramaturg. This opens up a whole new opportunity pool for Mother’s Ruin events […]

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FEBRUARY 2017 Part 2

Mother’s Ruin happened at Contact’s annual LGBTQ performance festival Queer Contact and we are honoured Queer Contact’s closing bash with a culmination of whimsical, queerly political and undoubtedly slightly tipsy showcase of our favourite local provocateurs to yet another warm and wonderful audience.

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FEBRUARY 2017 Part 1

Mother’s Ruin roaming programme for 2017 confirmed. This year we have programmed a whole season of events at Stockton Arc, through to 2018. We will also be working with West Yorkshire Playhouse Leeds as part of their Furnace Festival. We return to Manchester with a Mother’s Bloomers event at the Royal Exchange and another Ruin at Contact (to be confirmed) […]

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JANUARY 2017 Part 2

It’s been really inspiring not just finding new venues to work with but also people working in venues and not to forget the artists who get what we do and with whom we have established lively dialogues to create a varied and widespread regional programme well into 2018 at Oldham Coliseum and Stockton Arc which will in turn help us […]

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JANUARY 2017 Part 1

Lisa and Tim to contribute to the Manchester Drag Symposium, the first of its kind exploring the history of drag in Manchester through contributions from artists, academics, archivists, performers and many others. The event aims to appeal to a wide range of participants and audience, with something to offer everyone. We’re representing Mother’s Ruin as an artists’ resource, and to […]

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JULY 2016

SOLD OUT! Mother’s Bloomers- returns once again to the Kings Arms in Salford for an hour or so of a fantastic mixed bag of alt-drag and performance ranging from the haunting and hilarious. We had a great line up of new and emerging artists held together by our host, the sublime talent that is Fat Roland. Followed by a party […]

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16/12/11 – Contact

Who Mother’s Ruin When Friday, December 16, 2011 8:00pm – All Ages Where Contact (map) Contact Theatre Oxford Road Manchester « Back to the calendar

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23/09/11 – Contact

Who Mother’s Ruin @ Contact When Friday, September 23, 2011 8:00pm – All Ages Where Contact (map) Contact Theatre Oxford Road Manchester Other InfoYes kids, after an eventful summer, Mother is BACK! In a brand new glitzy home at CONTACT! Joining your bearded hostess Ms TImberlina will be BRYONY KIMMINGS presenting her science experiment to explore the links between alcohol […]

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29/05/11 – the greenroom

Who Listen With… When Sunday, May 29, 2011 7:30pm – All Ages Where the greenroom (map) 54-56 Whitworth Street West Manchester M1 5WW Other InfoAs part of MOTHER’S PRIDE 2011 and in partnership with Same Love Music, Listen With… is the day’s main event at the greenroom, showcasing the best emerging talent from Manchester, the North West and beyond. Karima […]

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29/05/11 – the greenroom

Who Listen With… (free gig) When Sunday, May 29, 2011 3:00pm – All Ages Where the greenroom (map) 54-56 Whitworth Street West Manchester M1 5WW Other InfoAs part of MOTHER’S PRIDE 2011 and in partnership with SameLoveMusic, Listen With… this is a free event (subject to capacity), showcasing the best emerging talent from Manchester, the North West and beyond. Owen […]

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28/05/11 – Contact

Who Mother Cares (free events) When Saturday, May 28, 2011 2:00pm – All Ages Where Contact (map) Contact Theatre Oxford Road Manchester Other InfoKicking off 2-7pm with a series of free (yes kids, FREE!) events & installations, featuring BARBRA NICE, DAVID HOYLE, MS TIMBERLINA, ALBERT KENNEDY TRUST, OUT TO DANCE, QUEER RESISTANCE and BURN DIY CABARET FILMS, plus the BLIGES […]

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28/05/11 – Contact

Who Mother’s Pride When Saturday, May 28, 2011 7:00pm – All Ages Where Contact (map) Contact Theatre Oxford Road Manchester Other InfoALTERNATIVE fun & frivolity with an evening of ALTERNATIVE cabaret by two of today’s most exciting young artists, SCOTTEE and THE FABULOUS RUSSELLA with their coming-out stories and their adventures with mascara! Screamingly funny! Doors 7pm, show’s 8pm & […]

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28/05/11 – Contact

Who Mother Care’s Club When Saturday, May 28, 2011 10:30pm – All Ages Where Contact (map) Contact Theatre Oxford Road Manchester Other InfoAfter the Mother Care shows in the main house, Mother’s letting her hair down down at the DISCO! Yes kids, we’re rounding off with BOLLOX vs SAPPHIC TRAFFIC a truly ALTERNATIVE club experience at Contact! Free entry for […]

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27/05/11 – the greenroom

Who Mother’s Ruin When Friday, May 27, 2011 8:00pm – 16+ Where the greenroom (map) 54-56 Whitworth Street West Manchester M1 5WW Other InfoMOTHER’S back and launching the new queer arts charity Cake Tin Foundation with a FANTABULOSA new Ruin. Featuring the glamorous wit of CLEMENTINE the living doll, NATHAN EVANS performing the full length, unedited, definitely un-pc original THE […]

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27/05/11 – the greenroom

Who Mother’s Pride When Friday, May 27, 2011 3:00pm – 16+ Where the greenroom (map) 54-56 Whitworth Street West Manchester M1 5WW Other InfoWEEKEND PASSES NOW AVAILABLE!! Brought to you by a unique collaboration between Mother’s Ruin, the greenroom and Contact Theatre, a weekend of ALTERNATIVE LGBTQ events! Friday 27th May 2011, MOTHER’S RUIN Featuring CLEMENTINE, the living doll, NATHAN […]

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29/01/11 – the greenroom

Who Mother’s Ruin Winter Warmer When Saturday, January 29, 2011 8:00pm – 18+ Where the greenroom (map) 54-56 Whitworth Street West Manchester M1 5WW Other InfoSalivate over the dark queen of the night herself, ROSIE LUGOSI!! Hear BIRD LA BIRD do what the BBC should have been doing since May 2010!! And join your hirsute hostess Ms TImberlina in bending […]

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04/12/10 – the greenroom

Who Mother’s Antidote to Xmas When Saturday, December 4, 2010 8:00pm – All Ages Where the greenroom (map) 54-56 Whitworth Street West Manchester M1 5WW Other InfoMother’s been taking some soundings and, well what can we say? We’re tired of the adverts. We’re sick of the commercialism. We’re bored with all the flim flam. We like FREE PEANUTS. So, inspired […]

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30/10/10 – the greenroom

Who Mother’s Ruin starring the Lip Sinkers When Saturday, October 30, 2010 8:00pm – All Ages Where the greenroom (map) 54-56 Whitworth Street West Manchester M1 5WW Other InfoGoing Ghastly at Hallowe’en Mother’s Ruin returns once again for some ghoulish giggles with your hostess Ms. Timberlina. This month enjoy a ghastly Hallowe’en of finely crafted dance routines from The Lip […]

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18/09/10 – the greenroom

Who Mother’s Bingo Pub Night When Saturday, September 18, 2010 8:00pm – All Ages Where the greenroom (map) 54-56 Whitworth Street West Manchester M1 5WW Other InfoIn a departure from previous Ruins, our Back to School gig is a straight import from the delights of Vauxhall! Yes, boys n girls, mums n dads, Mother’s bringing Timberlina’s BINGO PUB NIGHT to […]

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21/05/10 – the greenroom

Who Mother’s Ruin starring Scott Capurro When Friday, May 21, 2010 8:00pm – All Ages Where the greenroom (map) 54-56 Whitworth Street West Manchester M1 5WW Other InfoMother’s Ruin presents in the greenroom bar on Friday 21 May… Scott Capurro Topping & Butch Doors at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. « Back to the calendar

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17/04/10 – the greenroom

Who Mother’s Ruin starring Ida Barr When Saturday, April 17, 2010 8:00pm – All Ages Where the greenroom (map) 54-56 Whitworth Street West Manchester M1 5WW Other Info Mother’s Ruin presents in the greenroom bar on Saturday 17th April… **Starring** Ida Barr (aka Chris Green / Tina C) Lorraine Bowen Ryan Styles Hosted by Timberlina Music by house band Quartertime […]

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30/01/10 – the greenroom

Who Mother’s Ruin starring Zoe Lyons When Saturday, January 30, 2010 8:00pm – All Ages Where the greenroom (map) 54-56 Whitworth Street West Manchester M1 5WW Other InfoMother returns to the greenroom bar for her Winter Warmer with DAVE award-winner Zoe Lyons, avant garde artist Russella and fantastic local puppetry from Ruff Daddy, with special contributions from Mysti Valentine and […]

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19/12/09 – the greenroom

Who Mother’s Yuletide Ding-Dong When Saturday, December 19, 2009 8:00pm – All Ages Where the greenroom (map) 54-56 Whitworth Street West Manchester M1 5WW Other Info info Get out your shoulder pads for an 80s fueled Mother’s Ruin Yuletide Ding Dong. Featuring the cult show… STARK DALLAS NAKED starring Jonny Woo as Sue Ellen David Mills as JR TImberlina as […]

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