Hurry and get your tickets for the final show this Sunday – only a few remain!
Stuck for a good idea on what to get ya MUM this Mother’s Day? How about a ticket to MUM’S IN: STORIES FROM RAZORHURST? This Sunday, if you purchase a ticket then ya MUM gets in free!
Why not bring the whole family (18yrs+) and take advantage of our discounts on 6 or more tickets.
Get em now here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3727900250?ref=ebtnebtckt
Disclaimer: MUM’S IN: STORIES FROM RAZORHURST takes no responsibility for MUM’S absconding from parental duties and taking up a criminal career after seeing this show. Nor do we take any responsibility for you being removed from her Will out of protest for taking her on Mothers Day to see this naughty little show.
Opening on 12th April 2013, The Rocks Windmill is an extraordinary new project from Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority – a four-storey modern day mill, located in the heart of The Rocks, offering a rare and surprising journey into the past, present and future. A sight to behold both inside and out, the windmill offers unique experiences for all walks of life in a limited four-week season.
We’re delighted to reveal that the first performance in our super hush-hush and greatly anticipated Secret Music Night series is none other than the widely successful underground dark comedy cabaret – Mum’s In.
Perhaps the most popular theatre show you’ve never heard of, Mum’s In has been on a powerhouse, unbroken run of six months at its home in Kings Cross, and it transfers to The Rocks Windmill for one night only on Saturday 20th April. The show takes us on a journey back in time to Sydney in the 1920’s and 1930’s where gang warfare was a way of life, and the most hardened and terrifying criminals ran the streets gun to gun, razor to razor. Surprisingly, behind the scenes of this chaos were two matriarchs, who quite literally called the shots, matching the city’s fear and chaos for their own rise in power and status.
This one-woman performance by Sydney actress, Vashti Hughes has been hailed by The Daily Telegraph as “a one woman powerhouse” with drama critic James Waites also weighing in with “Mum’s In grabs you by the throat and never lets you go.”
To make sure you don’t miss out on this Rocks Windmill one-night-only dynamite of an event, book your ticket now!
Secret Music Night #1: Mum’s In – Tickets
Saturday 20 April, 8pm – 10pm
JUST ANNOUNCED: Season extended till end of May 2013.
New tickets now on sale through http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3727900250?ref=ebtnebtckt
On this particular Sunday, the rooftop bar of the Kings Cross Hotel is alive with bright gay things. People have dressed up. There are a lot of fedoras and feathers. We check out the boys and girls in the gym opposite as we wait for the Bordello Theatre to open downstairs. Instead of a ticket, a big, red L, is drawn on one palm. It’s a reminder of the gash made to the face by a razor and soon we’ll meet some of the colourful ‘big shots’ who prevailed during the razor gangs’ reign of terror. And, of course, there will be a sing-along.
Now into its six month, with no sign of slowing down, Vashti Hughes’ one-woman show is an underground hit. The venue lives up to its name. It must be the reddest room in the red light district. At one end on a bare stage, in a simple shoestring strap dress with her hair scrapped back, Hughes stands beside a piano where composer Ross Johnston is ready to bang out some tunes. She doesn’t need much more. Hughes isn’t intending to present a glamorous portrayal of the era.
Five characters are linked together by Darlo Push leader Guido Calletti who opens and closes the show. Channelling Dubbo girl turned bad, Kate Leigh, psychopath and coke head Frank Green and the notorious prostitute, Nellie Cameron, Hughes also seamlessly switches back and forth between them. There are no props or costume changes to speak of. In one hilarious moment, a spat between Leigh and her arch enemy, brothel queen, Tilly Devine, gets out of hand and we see Hughes switching characters between words, so quick heads were spinning. Hughes has also attempted to craft a plot with a full arc telling the story of people who have come out of poverty and are inventing ways to survive.
Then there are the songs. On this evening everyone got into the spirit and rousing versions of ‘Getting Fucked Up at the Cross’ and ‘Fuck ‘Em’ were sung with punters following the song sheets.
It’s difficult to pull off an entertaining solo show but Hughes, tightly directed by James Winter, manages to do just that.
By Veronica Hannon for SX Magazine
21 January 2013