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Geraldine Quinn in association with Hayes Theatre Co presents MDMA


Written by Geraldine Quinn

Director Justin Hamilton
Musical Director Geraldine Quinn and Steven J. Hearne
Costume Designer Sam Bolton

Starring Geraldine Quinn


The novelist Jane Austen never married, but had 23 nieces and nephews. She wrote some of the greatest novels in the English language. 

Geraldine Quinn (Spicks & Specks, Adam Hills Tonight) has 19 nieces and nephews. She draws cock'n'balls, writes songs about Bowie - and has wiped many bottoms. 

MDMA: Modern Day Maiden Aunt is the seventh full-length original cabaret from Melbourne artist Geraldine Quinn. As she finds herself the only unmarried/child-free sibling in a family of seven, it is an honest, heartfelt and hilarious show about the role of extended family today, and, in particular, people (especially women) who have chosen not to have children and the presumptions placed upon them. 

From being called 'MILFS' and 'cougars', to the irritating conversations about schools at parties, to the aunt (or uncle's) role in children's lives, including those awkward questions from nieces and nephews about why Aunty Gerry isn't married - what does it mean to be the odd one out, not just in your own family, but according to social "norms"?

Defiant and thoughtful, MDMA explores the strengths and weaknesses of 39-year-old Quinn's experience, and challenges not just the outside world's presumptions, but her own. 

Do you have to have children to be 'normal'? Is it your choice? Do men and women without kids have a unique perspective to share with the small humans in their lives? Will any of her nieces and nephews see the show? After all, she doesn't have any good stuff to leave them in her will yet. 



The ideal show for anyone who's had to babysit while hungover. - Richard Watts, Sydney Morning Herald

A heart-achingly funny show, worth seeing just to hear that incredible voice burst into song. - Heath Campbell, Fringe Review

Under all the laughs and hyperbole, MDMA is pihty and cathartic storytelling, punching out a cultural space for the woman who is undefined by her breeding or marital status but has a shitload of love and wisdom to offer the world and to her loved ones. Fabulous. - Lena Fransham, Theatre Review


Cabaret Artiste - Green Room Awards 2014
Best Cabaret - New Zealand Fringe 2015


Tuesday 16 June at 6.30pm | Wednesday 17 June at 6.30pm

Recommended for over 18s (adult themes and occasional coarse language)

Running time: 60 mins

This production is available through the 3 and 5 show package deal. Click HERE to book packages.