27 January 2018, 8pm
Saturday 27 January, 8pm
Mother’s Ruin: Live at the Coliseum
Supported by Contact.
Manchester's much loved Queer performance night Mother's Ruin joins us for an evening of outrageous hilarity. Hosted by bearded glamour-puss Timberlina, the sensational line-up includes Jonathan Mayor, Debs Gatenby, Donal Sarsfield, Diva Hollywood, House of Decay and Cheddar Gorgeous…
Hosted by the glamorous and ecologically inspired hirsute hostess Timberlina with her special blend of sincerity and shambolic hilarity.
'Timberlina is an alt-drag act come eco-warrior come role model' - Broadway World
Cheddar Gorgeous is drag, boylesque artist based in Manchester UK. He hosts Manchester’s monthly home of fabulous: Cha Cha Boudoir, and is the namesake of the Family Gorgeous. When not dressed as a queen, king, cat, unicorn or any number of other assorted creations he spends his time writing and drawing in anthropology.
'Very funny.' - Michael Palin
'Marvellously wicked' - Sarah Millican
'Hilarious. Charmingly vicious. Not sure how he gets away with it sometimes, but audiences love him.' - Jason Manford
Debs is channeling her inner clown as she remembers how to play. Expect bad impersonations of animal spirit guides and mediations on homo -normativity and modern life. Debs is the current holder of the Bunny of Hope award for her services to 'day jobs' and loves spending time on her sofa, and she has had two midlife crisis's ( nobody likes a show off - although Debs does) so you will be in safe hands.
Diva is the UK's only female talking whip cracking cabaret performer and host. With her double whip cracking skills, her cheeky attitude, audience games and her love of dark satire, Diva is a force to be reckoned with.
Diva Hollywood made her debut in the famous Slipper Room in New York in 2005. Since then she has gone on to grace many stages all over the UK, Europe and the USA.
Fat Roland is a standup spoken word artist and litterbug cartoonist who has been likened to “Johnny Vegas devouring Sam Simmons… on a rollercoaster…. driven by a depressed buffalo”. He is champion of Literary Death Match Manchester and co-runs Bad Language, voted the UK’s best spoken word night two years in a row.
Donal Sarsfield primarily records, transforms and organises sound. He studied music and composition in not one but two universities, and has performed in everything from cover bands to orchestras.He's a little bit Rufus, a little bit Schubert, a little bit Bernard Parmegiani. Fresh from his performance at Mother's Bloomers at Royal Exchange, Manchester he is here tonight to compete with everyone for the better oxygen in the room.
The House of Decay
Manchester's premier vogue house is a group of dancers/creatives/stylist/drag artists focusing on Vogue/Dance/Style/fashion and Drag. Then have recently been on the Rupaul comedy of queens tour, worked with Hercules and The Love affair and opened the main stage of Manchester pride amongst a few. The Mothers of the House are Joshua Hubbard and Grace Oni Smith.
The Sunday Boys
The Sunday Boys are Manchester’s male voice sensation, an unauditioned, inclusive male voice choir with a majority gay identifying membership that rehearse on Sunday evenings in central Manchester. Over the past year the choir has performed at prestigious gigs in the city and beyond representing Manchester’s LGBT+ arts scene (Superbia launch) - Manchester Pride, the city’s community singer (Singing in the City at the Royal Exchange) and worked with leading poets (Volumes with Ian and Andrew McMillan at Rochdale Literature & Ideas Festival) and composers (Cake by Phil Venables at 50 Years of Change).
“Outrageously entertaining night bursting with queer comedy mayhem” - Manchester Wire