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MOTHERS RUIN: REFRACT 18

MOTHERS RUIN: REFRACT 18

Cake Tin Foundation presents in association with Waterside

MOTHER’S RUIN: REFRACT 18

Mother’s Ruin presents a hilarious night of fiercely entertaining provocative Queer cabaret mayhem – as part of this year’s Refract 18 Festival at Waterside in Sale - with an unprecedented line up of local artists from the sublime to the spectacular. Comedy, drag, dance, poetry and the unpredictable presented by a top bill of subversive Queer artists from the North West.

Jonathan Mayor hosts | Cheddar Gorgeous | Debs Gatenby | Thick Richard | Joseph Morgan Schofield | L Smith |

Jonathan Mayor dresses like a butterfly and stings like a scorpion - the forgotten Bollywood love- child of Hinge and Bracket, Kenneth Williams and Eddie Izzard, Mayor is currently Sarah Millican's go-to host and support act. Described as “Very funny” by Michael Palin and “Marvelously wicked” by Sarah Millican.

Cheddar Gorgeous is Manchester's hottest drag, boylesque artist. He hosts Manchester’s monthly Cha Cha Boudoir, and is the namesake of the Family Gorgeous. When not dressed as a queen, king, cat, unicorn or any number of other assorted creations he spends his time writing and drawing in anthropology.                                                  

Channeling her inner clown Debs Gatenby will be bringing bad impersonations of animal spirit guides and meditations on homo-normativity in modern life. Debs is the current holder of the Bunny of Hope award for her services to 'day jobs' and loves spending time on her sofa. She has had two midlife crises so you will be in safe hands.

L SMITH presents ‘Six O'Clock Swill’ an interactive solo that delves into Society’s relationship with alcohol. This work takes inspiration from the sculptural work of Rodin, Mr Punch and William Hogarth's Gin Lane and Beer Street. Come and join Mr Punch for a post-work bevvy. Or two. He promises to behave himself this time.

Joseph Morgan Schofield is a punk drag performance art priestess. Driven by a dissident spirituality, they make queer rituals, consecrated performance actions to bring about TOTAL PLANETARY TRANSFORMATION. Not everyone is gonna make it to the future, but join Joseph and you might just be alright.

Thick Richard has been pedaling his potty-mouthed poems at festivals and clubs up and down the land for the last 16 years. His cynical, lyrical, jet-black humour, intelligent wordplay, well-crafted verse, and occasionally acerbic, well-targeted comic attacks have earned him much respect from artists and audiences from Edinburgh to Glastonbury. Occasional support for Kate Tempest, Thick Richard was also presenter of BBC 6 Music's Beat of the Day. A regular headliner of Hammer and Tongue nationwide poetry tours, he is usually to be found performing a wide variety of live music and cabaret venues.

Mother’s Ruin is owned and supported by registered charity Cake Tin Foundation, producing regional Queer performance since 2009.

Mother's Ruin is also supported by ACE and Contact Manchester. 

Friday 20th July 2018

Tkts: £12 (with G&T) / £10 (Ticket only)

Published: 31-May-2018

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