Mothers Ruin is run by Lisa Lee and Tim Redfern

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

Producing credits include: the Cabaret Room at Bistrotheque, UnderConstruction (The RVT) , Cabaret Playroom (The Albany, Deptford), Lancaster Arts Feminist Festival, performance stages at Summer Rites, Bestival, Apple Cart Festival and Edinburgh, Brighton and Adelaide Fringe Festivals.

Lisa has extensive performance experience with National and International touring credits. She is a founder member and performs with Queer performance collective The LipSinkers, resident at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern.
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.