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Mother's Ruin in Lancaster

Published: 20 April 2019
Reporter: David Upton

Mother’s Ruin brings its cabaret to The Dukes in Lancaster for the first time May 11.

A menagerie of queer artists from the North West will be joined by two local performers at this event sponsored by Dukes patron Nigel Kirkup to celebrate 45 years of partnership with his husband, Brian Lee.

Victoria Firth, The Dukes interim director who is also a performer, theatremaker and storyteller, will present her one-woman Edinburgh Fringe show How to be Amazingly Happy as part of the cabaret.

And Morecambe’s Mia Wilson, an emerging drag artist, will bring her creation—Foo-Foo La Fresh—to the stage.

Among other entertainers will be Burlesque Hall of Fame winner Rubyyy Jones, Debs Gatenby who channels her inner clown as she remembers how to play, political dance and performance artist Samir Kennedy and performer and author Madame Galina (Iestyn Edwards).

It’s suitable for anyone aged 16 plus.