Presented by Michelle Hall

The Dirty Mother

Ground Up 05 - The Dirty Mother

Fri 26 Jul, Wed 31 Jul, Sat 3 Aug

  • PRICE

    $15 inc. booking fee
  • TIME

    6.30pm
  • RUNNING TIME

    60 Mins
  • AGE

    15+
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A post-punk, post-natal, descent story

The Dirty Mother is part of the Winter Nights ‘Ground Up’ program in which works are presented as creative developments, exploring their material and making their work over three intermittent nights during the festival in response to audience responses and feedback.


Pregnant Clown descends to a post-natal underworld. Her baby is born not breathing. Emergency punk ritual, D.I.Y birth rite – this is the story you’re not supposed to tell. The Dirty Mother is a high energy clown comedy, where a real woman tells her real story of loss and reinvention in the nappy shit of life.

The Dirty Mother will host a free open rehearsal from 11am to 1pm on Thursday 1 August. This is an opportunity for mothers to attend (with or without their children), to observe and share their experiences and to contribute to a writing a scene in the performance called How To Silence A Woman. For more information or to RSVP to the open rehearsal, please contact Michelle Hall here.

As part of the Ground Up program in Winter Nights 2019
Proudly supported by the Minderoo Foundation


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Image Ryan Sandilands
  • Writer/Director/Performer

    Michelle Hall

  • Collaborators

    Susie Conte, Cissi Guitar Demon, Megan Hyde, Danielle Cresp, Liz Skitch, Teresa Izzard, Catherine O'Donoghue