Mother tells the story of Christie, a homeless woman in a world detached, unforgiving and destructive. It gives voice to the fallen and dispossessed, to those who exist at the edge of safety, at the point of being undone. Utterly devastating, yet written with Daniel Keene’s characteristic lyricism, Mother is a solo performance wrought with tenderness, violence and loneliness in equal measure.

Noni Hazlehurst has been touring Mother for over two years and everywhere it goes audiences are swept away. Its a moving and powerful play by one of our great writers, written specially for one of our great actors.

An If Theatre production


Noni Hazlehurst


By Daniel Keene
Director Matt Scholten
Set, Costume & Props Designer Kat Chan
Lighting Designer Tom Willis
Sound Designer Darius Kedros
Assistant Stage Manager Isabella Kerdijk

Performance Times

Tuesday & Wednesday 6.30pm
Thursday & Friday 7.30pm
Saturday 2pm & 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm
Please note there will be an additional performance on Sunday 4 February at 2pm

Preview (bookable)
6.30pm, 24 January

Opening Night (invitation only)
7.30pm, 25 January

Running Time
Approx 70 mins, no interval


Single tickets to Mother are now on sale. 

Full Price $59
Subscriber Discount Rate $56
Seniors*/ Groups (10 or more) $54
Concession† $44
30-Down# $44
Previews $40
Student Saver# $33

* Seniors prices are available with an Australian Government-issued Seniors Card. Groups (10+) tickets available at same price.
† Concession prices are available with a full-time Australian student card, all Centrelink Pensioner concession cards and Veteran Affairs’ cards, and to Industry members of Actors Equity (MEAA), AACTA, ASMA, ASDA, ARDA, AFTT, Australian Academy of Dramatic Arts, Actors Centre, Performance Space, Australian Writers’ Guild, Artshub and the NSW Writers’ Centre.
# 30-Down and Student Saver prices are available for Previews, Wednesday evening, Thursday evening, Friday evening, Saturday matinee, Saturday evening. 

Full ticket terms and conditions can be found on the Ticket Prices page.


Superbly written, brilliantly performed and sensitively directed.

The Canberra Times | Peter Wilkins

Audiences around the country should jump at the chance to see Hazelhurst perform in this haunted, confronting work.

SMH | Cameron Woodhead