RPAC presents Mother's Ruin on March 29.

RPAC: Actors enjoy a bit of mother's ruin.

RPAC: Actors enjoy a bit of mother's ruin.

Lose yourself in the company of sailors, barmaids and bootleggers in this soulful, song-filled ode to gin that is equal parts historical and hysterical. With tipsy candour, cabaret stars Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood will take you on a sublime musical journey through the history of ‘mother’s ruin’, aka gin, at Redland Performing Arts Centre at 7.30pm on Friday,  March 29.

They will be joined by Jeremy Brennan on piano, as they stumble and soar through tales of love and women, gin and secrets, through 18th century London, a few New York speakeasies, colonial India, into the Australian bush and the jungles of Peru.

Brimming with music originally performed by Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Martha Wainwright, The Popes and The Pretenders, Mother’s Ruin premiered to full houses and critical acclaim at Sydney Festival, Adelaide and Melbourne cabaret festivals, Darwin and Brisbane festival, and sold out at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

This cabaret will be just the tonic for those looking for a good night with tickets at $35 and greoups of 10 or more at $32 per person. Bookings can be made on 3829 8131 or rpac.com.au (booking fees are $4.30 by phone and $5 online per transaction).

WIN: Redland City Bulletin has one double pass (value $70) to give away. To be in the draw to win, enter your details below by 9am on Monday, March 25. Conditions may apply. Winners will be contacted by a representative from RPAC and their names announced online.