Queerstories in Lockdown – Expressions of Interest

Thanks to funding support from the City of Sydney, I am able to commission 16 new stories for the Queerstories podcast, from LGBTQI+ storytellers around the country. Normally the podcast is populated with live recordings from events I curate, but with the theatres closed, I am looking for new writing from LGBTQI+ storytellers, work that […]

Introducing… Homage

I started out this year with a quite ambitious to-do list, and whilst I am getting through it (fueled by a characteristic combo of ambition and anxiety), I am also bloody exhausted. It is September, everyone. Just in case you thought your phone calendar carked it with the latest update, I can confirm with certainty […]

Lady Sings it Better is back!

2009 – It was the year we had Kevin Rudd PM (round one), it cost roughly 2 cents to buy a house, Rebecca Gibney won the gold logie and the ABC was given an extra $136 million bucks in funding. They were simpler times. Meanwhile, I was preparing for the first ever production of a […]

Book tour, it’s a book tour!

Queerstories Book

The Queerstories book was released this week, and people have already been sharing their happy snaps with their copies. I’m off on a mini book tour with 6 launch events scheduled. Sydney’s event this weekend is already sold out, but you can grab tix to the rest of them! Sydney Opera House for Antidote Festival, […]

What’s happening?

I’ve got LOADS coming up in August and September and I’m excited to be on the road again. June and July have been a bit more low key, a much needed break from touring after Mother’s Ruin‘s big UK tour, Sydney Opera House debut and regional Victoria tour earlier in the year. So, what’s next? […]

Hello from the road…

Well, we’re 10 shows into our 20 show UK tour, and what a delight it’s been so far! First stop was Bath where we had a 6 night run as part of Bath Comedy Festival. The town was clearly made for a cabaret about gin because we’d be there less than 24 hours when we […]

Hot tips for Sydney Comedy Festival

Please enjoy the fact we’ve referred to ourselves as Marsden & Wood, which sounds much more like a law firm than a cabaret duo. Obvs, this is Libby and Maeve, bringing you the shows we are most disappointed to be missing at Sydney Comedy Festival. We’re off on tour to the UK with Mother’s Ruin […]

The latest…

So I’ve decided to start trying to write regular updates about my work! It may only be February but this year has already been full, so why not add to the workload with blogging… In January we got all dressed up for the Sydney Theatre Awards because Mother’s Ruin was nominated for Best Cabaret. Of […]

Mama Mia, there she goes again

A couple of weeks ago, we feminists were in uproar over Mia Freedman’s latest gaffe, a run in with US writer, Roxane Gay. I wrote about the issue for Sydney Morning Herald, a piece titled Mamamia’s Treatment of Roxane Gay Was Cruel But Not Unusual. The following week I wrote another piece inspired by the […]

Vote for our portrait in the National Portrait Photography Prize!

Last year we did a photoshoot at The Barbershop in Sydney to create the promotional images for Mother’s Ruin: A Cabaret about Gin. We were stoked with the results and the photos have been used to promote Mother’s Ruin around the country, where we’ve had countless sell out shows. The photographer, Patrick Boland, submitted one […]