A New Musical
Created by Jye Bryant
Orchestrated by John Tweed
Set in a non-descript location on one tumultuous evening in early 1929, Mother May’s is a nightly burlesque show and club where punters can pay to spend time with one of Mother May’s girls after the show. The owner, madam and mistress of ceremonies, Mother May, energises the audience with bawdy humour and sassy audience interactions, however, backstage – in between risque performances for the punters – the women work through their own personal life struggles. From escaping a violent ex-lover to pursuing implausible dreams of becoming a famous movie star, Mother May’s girls are more than the superficial, burlesque-style performances they put on to satisfy and appease the wealthy male punters.
Premiered in October 2023 (17-21) at Studio One UNSW, produced UNSW MTS.
Check out some of the songs here.
Premiered at Redcliffe Musical Theatre (QLD) from 21-30 August 2020, followed by a second season at Richmond Players from 5-26 August 2023.