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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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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 Ruin Queer Regional Performance Programme: North West

Calling LGBTQ performers based in the North West looking to develop new work. Mother’s Ruin invites LGBTQ artists of all background and experience to attend an informal workshop at Manchester Royal Exchange on Monday 13th March between noon-4pm.  It’s an opportunity to stimulate ideas, allay fears, meet like minds, and a possible first step to performing at the Royal Exchange later in the […]

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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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Mother’s on the box dears!

Courtesy of Fat Roland and That’s Manchester.

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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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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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Got A Performance Idea For Mother’s Ruin? Talk To Us!

Do you have an idea for a performance that might work at a future Mother’s Ruin event? Perhaps you have a work in progress that you feel could do with an outside eye? If so, Mother can help! We are planning a number of free Artist Development Workshop days in January and February 2015, offering support to LGBTQ performing artists […]

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