Calico Cats Cabaret in association with Park Theatre presents the World Premiere of

Mother's Ruin

By Jenni Winter

Directed by Rachael Walsh 

Part of the Come What May Festival


Mother's Ruin is a funny, heartwarming, gin-soaked exploration of modern day motherhood, full of original live music and tips on how to fail miserably at meeting everybody’s expectations.

With a piano, a fake fur coat and a bottle of gin, Jenni Winter explores what it’s like to go from having a Mum to being one.

From blissfully blaming one’s own mother for all their faults, to painfully realising maybe it wasn’t quite as easy as it looked. From a childhood longing for ‘Normal Parents', to giving birth to children who feel exactly the same way.

Is it possible to break the cycle, to end the guilt, to lose the blame and shame? Could parents take a breath, reset the clock and just BE?

For anyone who’s ever wondered about their relationship with their Mum or their kids, or is looking for permission to say 'I am doing my best', Mother’s Ruin is a heart-warming, entertaining night out for you!

With live music, fancy high heels, and added fairy lights.

Mother’s Ruin is a brand new solo show presented by Calico Cats Cabaret.

Praise for Jenni Winter in the Calico Cats Cabaret:

'Completely wonderful music, brilliantly performed. The Cabaret is a place for fun, friendliness and inclusion. It will make you smile your pants off. Jenni is a marvel!' ★★★★★ Audience Member

'Wonderful Sunday night fun from the talented Miss Winter' ★★★★★ Audience Member

'Jenni is brilliant! What a voice. I was transported' ★★★★★ Audience Member



Come What May Festival Pricing
Book for multiple shows and save! 

Book for 1 show:  £15.00 per ticket
Book for 2 shows:  £13.50 per ticket (10% off)
Book for 3 shows:  £12.75 per ticket (15% off)
Book for 4 shows:  £12 per ticket (20% off)
Book for 5+ shows:  £11.25 per ticket (25% off)

Discount will automatically apply in basket when tickets are added.

Download the Come What May Festival calendar to view all dates in the run and the full line-up:


Come What May Festival Calendar




Artwork: Jenni Winter