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An electrifying fight for survival at the ultimate cost
Photo by Josh Wayn

Marsha Norman's four-time Tony Award nominated play and 1983 Pulitzer Prize winner 'night, Mother comes to Chapel Off Chapel for a strictly limited season in August. Tickets are now on sale.

Presented by Iron Lung Theatre, 'night, Mother is a devastating exploration of love, quiet savagery and chocolate.

Iron Lung Theatre is dedicated to staging plays which feature characters living on the outer realms of human endurance.

This contemporary classic, which premiered on Broadway in 1983 with Anne Pitoniak and Kathy Bates in the lead roles, has been performed the world over and features two tour-de-force roles for women.

This exciting production, directed by Briony Dunn, will star four-time Green Room award winner Caroline Lee and Iron Lung co-Artistic Director and NIDA graduate Esther van Doornum.


On an ordinary Saturday night, Jessie Cates calmly tells her mother, 'I'm going to kill myself'. Unfolding in real time over ninety minutes and building like a sonata, 'night, Mother is the turbulent tale of a mother-daughter relationship.

As the clock ticks down to the gripping conclusion is there time for one night of absolute honesty? The meaning of life is under the microscope in this electrifying fight for survival at the ultimate cost.

Two women, one gun and a cup of cocoa. Who will win?


The crew includes Juliette Whitney (Set & Costume Design), Julia Landberg (Production Manager) and Clare Springett (Lighting Design).

Tickets are now on sale for 'night, Mother at Chapel Off Chapel from 7 August 2019 17 August 2019.

Performances will be held at:

Wednesday to Friday - 7:30pm

Saturday 10 August - 7:30pm

Sunday 11 August - 5:00pm

Saturday 17 August - 6:30pm

Preview tickets at $22 (7 August).

Other tickets are $35 full and $27 concession.


Secure your tickets today at Early bookings are advised.


For more information on 'night, Mother, please visit

Running Time: 90 minutes no interval

This production contains strong adult themes.

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When: 7-17th August
Where: Chapel off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel St, Prahran VIC 3181
Cost: $22 (Preview 7 August) $35 (Full) ($27 - Concession)
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