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July 2019

Thank you to everyone who applied to our Mother’s Bloomers Artist Development Programme 2019. From a strong group of applicants we have selected a fantastic group of Queer artists based in Manchester and the NW who we begin working with later this week. All 8 artists will work towards presenting a new 10 minute work to be performed at Royal […]

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May 2019

“Thank you Mother’s Ruin and all of your wonderful artists and performers fo ra brilliant night of Queer cabaret. Fabulous response, exceptional talent” (The Duke’s Lancaster May 19) Our 1st outing to The Dukes, Lancaster was a huge success! We took a diverse bill of Queer artists from the NW and beyond including Jonathan Mayor, Debs Gatenby, Madame Galina, Rubyyy […]

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March 2019

We are delighted to have received a commission for Queer Contact 2020. Watch this space! Submissions for our next Mother’s Bloomer’s programme will be open during May 2019. The programme will culminate in a performance at Royal Exchange studio November 2019. Date TBA. Please contact news@mothersruin.co.uk to register interest.

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February 2019

We were delighted to present Queer Contact 2019 at Waterside Arts which this year included work from both Mother’s Ruin’s established and regularly programmed artists as well as emerging artists fresh from last year’s Mother’s Bloomers Artist Development Programme. Performing to a discerning and predominantly, but not exclusively, Queer audience in their main space, which included a Who’s Who of […]

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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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