Mothers Ruin is run by Lisa Lee and Tim Redfern

Artistic Director: Lisa Lee
If you are an artist and would like to get involved please contact

Lisa has worked with many new, emerging, and established performance artists and directed work for The LipSinkers, Mother’s Ruin, Pocket Oxford Theatre (European & UK Tours), King’s Arms Theatre (Salford), Dama Orchestra (Malaysia), Iris Theatre, Marissa Carnesky, Cushion Collective, Bombay Bicycle Club, and artists including Marcus Reeves, Mrs Jonjo and Mr Teds – to name a few.

On-going collaborations include work with Contact Manchester, Queer Contact Festival, Pocket Oxford Theatre Company, Marisa Carnesky’s Finishing School, Tricity Vogue.

Past programming/producing credits include: Cabaret Room at Bistrotheque, Constructed (series selected and developed from UnderConstruction), Rude (late night performance tent at Bestival), Lancaster City Arts Feminist Festival, cabaret stages at Summer Rites, Apple Cart Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Brighton Fringe. 

If you are a venue or organisation and would like to get involved please contact

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: Kevin Henry & Chantelle Culshaw