MOTHER CLAP’S MOLLY HOUSE

New Theatre, in association with the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, presents

A PLAY WITH SONGS BY MARK RAVENHILL

MUSIC BY MATTHEW SCOTT

11 FEBRUARY – 7 MARCH 2015

MC Tile Web“Shit on those who call this sodomy / We call it fabulous!”

It’s London, 1726 and Mrs Tull is struggling to save her frock-hire business. She hits on a plan to open a molly house – a brothel where the ‘girls’ are boys in frocks and the beer flows – and soon business is booming!

Meanwhile, in a trendy 21st century Bloomsbury loft, a gay relationship is disintegrating amidst the drugs and toys of a sex party.

Shifting deftly between time periods, Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and Fucking) creates a subversive and astringent satire that celebrates the diversity of human sexuality and explores our emotional need to form families whilst simultaneously slamming the commodification of sex.

After presenting the Australian premiere a decade ago, New Theatre revives this riotous musical play, bursting with outrageous characters, graphic sexuality, bawdy songs and handsome men!  +TRAILER +PRESS +PICS

“Wonderfully exuberant … celebrates Sodom like there’s no Gomorrah” The Guardian

CREATIVE TEAM

Director Louise Fischer
Choreographer Trent Kidd
Set Designer Bethany Sheehan
Costume Designer Famke Visser
Sound Designer Tegan Nicholls
Lighting Designer Andew Weston
Production / Stage Manager Rosane McNamara
Pianist Lord Lovaduck

CAST

Debra Bryan, Bradley Bulger, Stephanie Begg, Steve Corner, Andrew Grogan, Michael Harrs, Patrick Howard, Deborah Jones, Chantel Leseberg, Tess Marshall, Brendan Miles, Thomas Pidd, Garth Saville, Dave Todd

TIMES

Previews Wed 11 & Thu 12 Feb 7:30pm
Thu – Sat 7:30pm, Sun 5pm
Parade Day performance/Final performance, Sat 7 Mar 2pm
Please note, there is no 5pm performance on Sat 7 Mar

TICKETS

Full $32 | Concession $27 | Mardi Gras Members $25 | Groups (10+) $27 | Members $22 | Previews $17 | Student Rush $17 | Thrifty Thursdays $17

PRODUCTION PARTNERS

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