Mothers Ruin

Mothers Ruin Line-up

Event details

  • Saturday 11 May 2019
  • 7.30pm
  • The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE
  • 01524 598500

Presented by Mother’s Ruin

Acclaimed Manchester performance platform Mother’s Ruin hits Lancashire with a hilarious night of fiercely entertaining and provocative cabaret. Featuring a spectacular menagerie of queer artists from the North West and beyond, expect a night like no other.

“Outrageously entertaining… bursting with queer comedy mayhem” Manchester Wire

This special Lancaster edition of Mother’s Ruin is sponsored by Nigel Kirkup to celebrate 45 years of partnership with his husband Brian Lee.

Suitable for 16+


£10 (Concessions £1.50 off, Supporters receive an extra £1 off)

Hosted by the world’s number one ecologically friendly drag Lady Timberlina.


Jonathan Mayor

Drag royalty.

“Marvellously wicked” Sarah Millican

“Hilarious. Charmingly vicious. Not sure how he gets away with it sometimes, but audiences love him.” Jason Manford

Debs Gatenby

Debs is channeling her inner clown as she remembers how to play. Expect bad impersonations of animal spirit guides and mediations on homo-normativity and 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, and she has had two midlife crisis’s (nobody likes a show off – although Debs does) so you will be in safe hands.

Rubyyy Jones

Rubyyy is a glittering force of nature! Burlesque Hall of Fame Winner! And a ‘big, fat, fabulous, queer Canadian’!

Trained in dance, voice and theatre, Rubyyy Jones has been moonlighting in burlesque and cabaret in the UK for the last seven years.

A provocative MC, a innovative and award winning neo burlesque artist, a pioneer of the Queerlesque genre and marvellous mentor to many, Rubyyy is creator, curator and creature of the night!

Samir Kennedy

Samir Kennedy is an independent dance and performance artist based in London. His work is political. It wants to scare you. It wants you to feel something. Anything.

Scrapping with abstraction and absurdity. Action. Artifice. Anality. Routing around otherness and queerness and nihilism and the body and baby. Sex and sexuality. Sublime as in, am I dead? Or am I just bored?

Madame Galina (Iestyn Edwards)

 Award winning, critically acclaimed performer and published author.

She’s entertained troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, headlined at the Café de Paris, Rah Rah Rooms and the London Hippodrome, and given recitals for all the senior members of the royal family.

She’s guested in the Olivier Award winning show C’est Barbican, sung principal roles with British Youth Opera and fronted two series on ballet for Channel 4.

Woman’s Hour made her Forces’ Sweetheart and Joanna Lumley played her recording of “Tom Bowling” for her appearance on Desert Island Discs.

Foo-Foo La Fresh (Mia Wilson)

Emerging drag artist Mia Wilson trained as a classical actor at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.  She finds most satisfaction creating her own sardonic characters and vehicles for them. With a CV working with various multi-award winning directors, the drag art form allows her to push her edgy style to the most receptive audiences.

Foo-Foo La Fresh was a New Zealand beauty queen back in the ’80s. Now rejuvenated, she’s trying to survive as an online lifestyle-guru/spiritual adviser in the 21st century. She dreams of hosting her own TV chattertainment show.See the psychoses behind the peroxide.

Victoria Firth

A case of mistaken identity

Victoria is a a performer, theatre maker and storyteller for grown ups  – Think ‘Watch with Mother ‘ meets ‘Tales of the Unexpected’.

This spring she is touring her one woman Edinburgh Fringe Festival show ‘How to be amazingly happy!’ about how to make a new happily ever after when the one you expected didn’t show up.

‘There is a distinctive charm about her performance, and a whole lot of originality.’ Edfringe Review