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Brand X Productions in association with the Kings Cross Hotel presents…
MUM'S IN – Stories from Razorhurst
Every Sunday @ 5pm
The Bordello Theatre - Level 4, KINGS CROSS HOTEL
cnr William and Darlinghurst Rd, Kings Cross
"a one-woman powerhouse" - The Daily Telegraph
“a fun and immersive audience experience." - Drum Media
"the show is a clear winner" – Arts Hub
"grabs you by the throat and never lets you go.” – James Waites
"Hughes portrays their grittiness with intricate range" - City News
"a tour-de-force... not to be missed" - Stage Whispers
"the crowd absolutely lapped it up" - TimeOut Sydney
In the 1920’s and 1930’s in inner Sydney, some of the most terrifying criminals in Australia’s history waged war with razor and gun. As gang fought gang, the streets ran with blood. At the helm of this chaos were two women who called the shots and as fear gripped Sydney, their empire grew. This is the untold story of Sydney – and the backbone to the struggle of working class Australia to survive in the unforgiving city… whatever it takes – above or below the law.
“Mum’s In: Stories from Razorhurst” is a one-woman, performance piece which lifts the veil on the Razor Gang era in Sydney during the 1930’s, where sly grog, prostitution, cocaine and extortion were the commodities of the East Sydney underground. This dark comedy cabaret features the notorious characters of Kate Leigh, Tilly Devine, Frank Green, Nelly Cameron and Guido Calleti.
Sometimes savage, sometimes hilarious these characters are an intrinsic part of Sydney’s dark history. Their barbaric actions have linked them forever to the stories of Kings Cross, Surry Hills, Darlinghurst and Wooloomooloo. Vashti Hughes brings these ingenious, violent and fascinating Sydney criminals to life in this original and dark cabaret piece.
Written and Performed by Vashti Hughes
Directed by James Winter
Music by Ross Johnston
For more information visit: www.mumsin.com.au
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
- Contains frequent course language, occasional nudity and a sing-a-long (like all good shows do).
- This is strictly adults only so leave the kiddies (and the wife - wink wink) at home.
- Come dressed in 1930′s inspired costume (make an effort, there'll be perks for those that do).
- No coppers, no dobbers and no trouble-makers (we know who you are).
- No one’s to put on a blue or make a rort in the house! (you'll be out on ya ear)
- All razors are to be left at the door... AND NO SHOOT'N!
**MUST CLOSE END OF MAY**
FINAL TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
"I went to see an amazing show on Sun called Mum’s In by Vashti Hughes – a one woman show playing four characters (sometimes all at once!) from the infamous Razorhurst era. Forget that silly trifling show that was on tv a while back – this is as close as you’ll get to the real thing. Set at home in a Kings Cross boudoir style bar, you are treated to a shivoo with Tilly Devine, Kate Leigh, Nellie Cameron and Frank Green. It’s even better if you dress up coz YOU FEEL LIKE YOU WERE THERE! It’s on every Sunday for 3 months, before the 6 o’clock swill so get over there and cheers a toast to Sydney’s nefarious past with a talented lady. Oh, and for gods sake, leave your razors behind.. you don’t want another blue…" Venus Vamp
"Superb. In fact….., Criminal!" Leonie Cohen
"What a fabulous time we had on Sunday Night. Just what we needed. A fantastic performance by Vashti. What an unbelievable talent she is. Vashti & Ross you really make a great team on stage and off. Well done. I haven’t stopped raving about it and, really this is definitely a show not to be missed. Go along and check it out you won’t be disappointed." Tina Newton-Carra
"Crazy good show, LOVED it! Just remember- guns and snow dont mix!" Rachel Hussein Moss
"Went to the opening night-LORD! What a show! Vashti, you are a genius! A prodigy! Sydney is so lucky to have you. Thanks to Ross for the beautiful craftsmanship in the music too. You have to see this show!" Tom Luscombe
"What an absolutely fantastic performance on Sunday! We had such a great time and will be back again for more bootleg booze and bawdiness." Misstrixx Black
"So lucky to have seen this sterling show! Rarely do I get to see a performance which has such a firm grip on its vernacular!! Well ridden!! Once is not enough… I want more." Annie Winter
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