Our Manc Mini series offers short, witty and slightly tongue-in-cheek insights into the offerings at the North West’s largest arts festival.Mother’s Ruin, tells us about their show Mother’s Bloomers, which they will be performing atThe King’s Arms, Salford.
How would you describe your show in one sentence?
Mother’s Bloomers is a collection of alternative cabaret artists from NW region presenting short new work in development.
Is this your first visit to the Greater Manchester Fringe Festival, if so what interesting tales have you been told about what to expect?
We’ve presented Mother’s Bloomers twice before as The King’s Arms, Salford. This is the first time the platform has been programmed as part of the Greater Manchester Festival. We are excited to be appearing as part of a wider arts programme and hope to attract new audiences to the alternative world of queer performance that we support.
How has the show developed on the way to the Greater Manchester Fringe?
MR has regularly been providing opportunities for new and emerging artists beyond the mainstream within the NW region since 2009. Previous work 1st shown at Mother’s Bloomers has been picked up by Contact, toured nationally and transferred to Soho Theatre, London. See it and support new work by experienced and emerging artists before it goes big!
How have you been preparing for the Greater Manchester Fringe?
The artists that we have programmed will be working (and partying) hard to be ready to present their exciting, innovative new work in a queer mixed bill hosted by the brilliant Fat Roland.
What do you think sets your show apart from all the other festival offerings?
It’s ‘the best in exploratory queer performance.’ ★★★★ The Reviews Hub.
What’s the show that you don’t want to miss at this year’s Festival (apart from your own!)?
Die Diana performed by Inkbrew Productions at Bandit Mugger and Thief.
If your show was a biscuit what type of biscuit would it be and why?
An exotic and curious selection box without labels
Dates and times: Fri 22July. 7PM-8.30PM
Ticket prices: £6/4
Venue: The King’s Arms, Salford
Box Office Details: http://www.greatermanchesterfringe.co.uk/details.php?show_id=339
Company Twitter: @mothers_ruin