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Mother's Ruin

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A funny, heart-warming, gin-soaked exploration of modern-day motherhood, full of original live music plus tips on how to fail miserably at meeting
everybody’s expectations.

Featuring a piano, a fake fur coat and a bottle of gin, Jenni Winter finds out what it’s like to go from having a Mum to being one. From blissfully blaming one’s own mother for all their faults to painfully realising maybe it wasn’t quite as easy as it looked. From a childhood longing for ‘normal parents’ to giving birth to children who feel exactly the same way.

Is it possible to break the cycle, to end the guilt, to lose the blame and the shame? Could parents take a breath, reset the clock and just BE?

For anyone who’s ever wondered about their relationship with their Mum or their kids, or is looking for permission to say ‘I am doing my best’, Mother’s Ruin is a heart-warming, entertaining night out. With live music, fancy high heels and added fairy lights.

Running time

50 mins


Stage 3

Northern Stage
Barras Bridge
Newcastle upon Tyne

Age Guidance

14+ (contains strong language)

Access at Northern Stage

There are two entrances to the theatre, Kings Road Entrance (this is the taxi drop-off/collection point) and the Main Entrance.

Both level entrances have automated doors. These lead into the foyer area where you will find the Restaurant, Bar, Box Office and entrances to Stages 1, 2 and 3.


Northern Stage is fully accessible. The theatre has three lifts providing access to all parts of the building, including the accessible toilets, baby changing facilities, stages 2 & 3 and the backstage area. Buggy parking is available


There are five wheelchair positions in Stage 1, two positions in Stage 2 and all seats are removeable in Stage 3.


Accessible toilets in Stage 3 and Stage 2 lower entrance lobby.


Induction loop system in all public spaces, and an infra-red system in all three stages. (In Stage 1 the induction loop is best covered in rows E – L)


One free ticket for the assistant of a disabled person who is not able to attend unaccompanied.


Guide, hearing and all working dogs are welcome here

Accessibility at Norther Stage
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To discuss any access needs, take a look at our access page or please call our Box Office on 0191 230 5151.

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