Mothers Ruin is run by Lisa Lee and Tim Redfern

Artistic Director: Lisa Lee
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Lisa Lee is an experienced director, producer and mentor. She has worked extensively with both emerging and established artists over the last 10+ years to support development and the delivery of new work.

Lisa has directed work for Mother’s Ruin, The LipSinkers, Pocket Oxford Theatre, Dama Orchestra, Iris Theatre, Marissa Carnesky, as well as many solo artists.

Producing credits include: Mother’s Ruin, Bistrotheque (London), UnderConstruction, Cabaret Playroom, Lancaster Arts Feminist Festival and performance stages at festivals including Summer Rites, Bestival, Apple Cart and Edinburgh, Brighton and Adelaide Fringe festivals.

Lisa has extensive performance experience with both national and international touring credits. She is a founder member and performs with Queer performance collective The LipSinkers.

Lisa joined Mother’s Ruin in 2011. 


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Artist Tim Redfern has been a strident advocate of regional Queer performance and artist development for over 10 years. In 2004 he founded Queer Storytelling Festival, toured internationally while simultaneously programming sell out seasons of QSF at the legendary Drill Hall, once London’s seminal LGBTQ performance venue. He is also know as alter ego, glamorous bearded lady Timberlina

Acting Board: Jez Dolan, Jane Durkin, Jonathan Mayor, David Dolan Martin, Karl Olsen, Jackie Hagan.