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August 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - August 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm UTC+10

The Daugthers Collective have returned home with a brand new show!

“A fantastic piece of serious comedy that does not miss a beat. Smart, entertaining theatre.”
-Michael Coghlan, The Clothesline ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2

“It’s confronting, unsettling, thoroughly engaging and ultimately uplifting.”
-Tom Bowden, The Advertiser ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

To Book Tickets head to: https://thebutterflyclub.com/show/matrophobia

Matrophobia is defined as “the fear of becoming one’s mother.” The Daughters Collective is a group of women brought together by the startling realisation that they share both matrophobia and the fear of becoming mothers themselves.

With the hashtag for International Women’s Day 2017 (#beboldforchange) still reverberating in our ears, we welcome the “mother” of all shows, Matrophobia!, to Melbourne. In August The Butterfly Club will embosom this work which delves deep into the beauties, horrors and complexities of mother-daughter relationships.

Matrophobia! is a stunning work of feminist comedy-theatre. Created by four of Melbourne’s newest generation of theatre-makers, it is disarmingly honest and charming, with an underlying statement on the intergenerational challenges of feminism in the 21st century.

This brutally honest performance debuted at the Adelaide Fringe Festival in March leaving audiences fighting fits of laughter, groaning at the harsh inevitable truth of “like-mother like- daughter” and ultimately hitting home with a tugging of the heart strings. With real-life stories, tears, truths and just a touch of motherly guilt, Matrophobia! is a show made by women for all those born of women who are ready to explore that most fragile and tenuous relationship.

The Daughters Collective look to Matrophobia! as a way of honouring their mothers, acknowledging the past by dissecting its flaws but, most importantly, they endeavour to create history by adding to her-story.

Performed and co-devised by Ellen Marning, Mariska Murphy, Naomi Klemens and Kate Bradford
Director of Adelaide Fringe Season – Olivia Monticciolo. Reworked by The Daughters Collective for Melbourne Season.
Music composition by Uncle Bobby
Special thanks to Melanie Beddie and Claudia Holmes


August 9, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
August 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
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