Mother’s Ruin: Roadhouse Rehab – Preview

Adam Lowe

Manchester’s seminal night of queer performance and arty shenanigans – Mother’s Ruin – takes over the Roadhouse this Pride for a very special event.

On Friday 22 August, Mother’s Ruin brings a brand-spanking new queer cabaret experience to the stage.

Part the clouds of smoke and descend into the depths of a late night party featuring the pioneers and luminaries of Manchester’s alt performance scene, including:

Mrs.Jonjo (Host)
David Hoyle (Special Guest Appearance)
Sheela Blige‘s Kamikaze Karaoke
Grace Oni Smith
Bushpig Country & Western
Tilly Skreams
Pam Van Damned
and Jade Montserrat

Plus, there will be a red-hot DJ set from The Niallist (Tranarchy / CVNT TRAXXX).

The gloves are off; Mother is tearing the bank holiday weekend a new one. After all, Mother knows best.

For more information, visit or book online.


Date and time: Friday 22 August, 8.30pm (show 9pm to 1am).

Venue: Roadhouse, 8 Newton Street, Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2AN.

Supported by Cake Tin Foundation, Contact and Arts Council England. Programmed by RudeGrrl.

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Sister Jacui Moff of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be onhand to fundraise for the Cake Tin Foundation on the night.

About Adam Lowe

Adam Lowe is an award-winning author, editor and publisher from Leeds, now based in Manchester. He runs Dog Horn Publishing and is Director and Writing Coordinator for Young Enigma, a writer development programme for LGBT young people. He sometimes performs as Beyonce Holes.