Maureen : Harbinger of Death
Jonny Hawkins and Nell Ranney, Soft Tread Enterprises
With cigarette smoke curling through the air, and Jatz cracker crumbs settling on the carpet, Maureen sits before you. You’re her guest, so you’d better sit up and listen.
It’s in this bohemian living room, accompanied by minimal props or costume, that writer and performer Jonny Hawkins transforms into Maureen: a razor tongued doyenne with stories to tell, inspired by Hawkins’ friend and self-described “working class glamour queen”.
Co-created with director Nell Ranney, Maureen: Harbinger of Death, is a celebration of the rich lives of older women. It lifts up the wisdom, experience, vitality, kindness and humour of women too often overlooked or dismissed by society. A night of wit, imagination and storytelling.
WED 1—SUN 12 JUNE
WED 1—SAT 4 JUNE, 8.30PM
SUN 5 JUNE, 4PM
WED 8—SAT 11 JUNE, 7PM
SUN 12 JUNE, 3.30PM
- Venue | Beckett Theatre, The Malthouse
- Duration | 75 minutes
- Lockout | Latecomers will not be admitted
- Warning | This performance contains adult themes, sexual references, coarse language and the use of herbal cigarettes.
- Tickets are also onsale via The Malthouse
The Malthouse Theatre is wheelchair accessible and offers hearing loop services—please see the Malthouse website for more information. The venue also welcomes support animals and guide dogs.
Session times offering the following services:
- Auslan | Sat 4 June, 8.30—9.45PM
- The show will have an Auslan translator for the spoken elements
- Audio Description | Wed 8 June, 7PM
- The show will have pre-show notes
- Relaxed Performance | Sun 5 June, 4—5.15PM
- The show will be augmented to become a relaxed showing. Read the Relaxed Guide.