MotherLode is a Verbatim Theatre Project about Motherhood produced by The Hub Studio and Rue de la Rocket.

7 actresses interview 7 real life mothers from all walks of life about life as a Mother and what it’s really like. Every word spoken on stage is direct from the interviews verbatim – not one word is changed. The actresses with expert accuracy replicate the voices and physicality of the Mothers interviewed.

The strictly limited season cannot be extended, be sure not to miss out!



Event: Reality Theatre – Motherlode

Where: Actors Centre Australia – Italian Forum Cultural Centre -23 Norton Street, Leichhardt, NSW

(Entrance is short walk down the galleria off Norton street. Walk down the stairs to the piazza ground level and the entrance is to your left.)

When: May 4th (preview), 5th, 6th @ 7.30pm with a matinee on the 6th at 4pm & May 11th, 12th, 13th @ 7.30pm with a matinee on the 13th at 4pm.

Price: $35 adult, $25 concession (Seniors, MEAA, Student or Health Care Card). Preview – all tickets $20

We can now confirm there will be a creche on Saturday the 6th of May for the 4pm show. For those interested there will be a small $10 fee to cover costs. If you would like to book a place for your child please do so ASAP through the eventbrite link as capacity is strictly limited.

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Read the Weekend Notes Article Here

This project gives a voice to the many women whose lives are changed by Motherhood. Verbatim theatre is rarely seen on Australian stages and is a visceral, honest and creative method of story-telling – we can guarantee this won’t be your average theatre show.

The characters are real, the stories are real, the language is real. In the name of supporting working mothers – the actresses are all also Mothers themselves.

Directed by Verbatim Theatre Veteran Dean Carey, the show focuses on strength of Mothers as well as the power Mothers hold for the future of this world. Dean’s thoughts on Verbatim can be seen below.

“I love the immediacy of this style of theatre and the way it captures the heartbeat and truth within communities. I don’t know of a theatrical format that can instantly personalise an issue or give voice to a community or culture like Reality Theatre. Hearing someone’s voice and their words channeled through someone else allows the audience to immerse themselves with a sense of deep curiosity. This openness to inquiry connects audience and character in a unique and compelling way,” Dean said.

Watch the Trailer!




Dean Carey
Concept & Direction

Jo Briant 

Mel Dodge
Actor / Producer

Karli Evans 
Actor / Producer

Lana Kershaw

Monette Lee 

Jan Oxenbould 

Natalie Rees
Actor / Producer


MotherLode is produced by The HubStudio & Rue de la Rocket Productions with grateful assistance from the Actors Centre Australia.


Venue Information

Actors Centre Australia
(02) 9310 4077

Italian Forum Cultural Centre
23 Norton Street
Leichhardt NSW 2040

Media Enquiries

For further media information or to arrange media interviews contact:

Natalie Rees
Phone: (02) 9212 0522 



Download the MotherLode EPK

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