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Mummy Dearest

Annaliese Constable (NSW)

Presented in association with Arts House

Book Tickets

#nextwave16 #MummyDearest


5-21 May


Arts House, 521 Queensberry St, North Melbourne


Thu–Sat 9:15pm


$28 Full / $23 Concession / Green tickets Thu 12, Thu 19 , Fri 20 and Sat 21 May


60 min


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Auslan Interpreted performance Sat 14 May 9.15pm


Contains references to drug use, gambling, alcoholism and abuse.

Event Details

Every few years you come across a comedic mind where you think ‘YES'.

Ali Benton, ABC producer

Writer, performer and queer-rights activist Annaliese Constable’s whip-sharp mind and deadpan delivery clash in all the right ways to present Mummy Dearest—a brutally honest take on parenting, childhood and what it’s like to have a mum who once tried to take a swig from a breathalyser. Mummy Dearest is for anyone who was ever unparented, underparented, overparented or parentified. It’s for anyone who misses a parent—or wishes they missed a parent more. It’s for those of you who look at your kids and think: ‘I’ve made a huge mistake.’

Don’t miss this uncomfortably hilarious tragicomedy about families, addiction, mental illness and magpie attacks—topped off with an unforgettable bar fight, set to pokies music.

  • Writer and Performer
    Annaliese Constable
  • Dramaturg and Choreographer
    Erica Englert
  • Outside Eye
    Zöe Coombs Marr, Tracey Boyd, Emily Spencer
  • Image
    Emily Spencer & Danny Adams

Mummy Dearest was commissioned and developed through Next Wave’s Kickstart program for Next Wave Festival 2016.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body,  the NSW Government through Arts NSW, Performance Space and the Creative Practice Lab, School of the Arts and Media, UNSW.