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Maria De Marco & Esther Monck star in a mother of a cabaret…. where you can get your ‘mummy issues’ off your chest!

After 20 years of living away from home, you would think Maria’s problems are over? But she’s turning fifty and she’s alone. After a failed marriage and with a daughter who won’t speak to her, Maria needs help! When mental health professionals, self–help books and a journey of self- discovery all fail… and your own mother can’t help (because she IS the problem!) all that’s left is group therapy. Singing, comic cabaret group therapy!!

In BACK TO M.A. Maria De Marco returns to the group (yep, her audience!) that helped her once with her ‘mummy issues’ in M.A. at the NSW Writers Centre in 2004 and Newtown Theatre in 2011. And in this stand-alone sequel she lets it all out in the only way she knows how: by talking (and singing) about, it behind her mother’s back… to a room full of strangers!

Can 12 steps to serenity get her back to her daughter?
All are welcome, especially those with mother issues!

Madem Productions presents BACK TO M.A., a cabaret about everyone’s relationship with their mother. Featuring re- imagined Broadway showtunes and pop songs, BACK TO M.A. is a sequel Maria De Marco’s first solo cabaret M.A. But you don’t need to know the history (or the baggage) to enjoy this hilarious, feel-good show!

After 2 years of covid postponements and cast changes, BACK TO M.A. is finally here - at the El Rocco Room in Kings Cross!
When you can’t talk to your mother, you go BACK TO M.A. The mother of all cabarets! A room full of strangers will make sure you are heard - and loved!

Written by Maria De Marco


Directed by  Simon Ward

Musically Directed by Andy Freeborn

Dramaturg -  Jye Bryant, Andy Freeborn, Jake Tyler, Olivia Vasquez and Simon Ward.

Maria de Marco
Esther Monck
Andy Freeborn
Musical Director/ Accompanist

Simon Ward

This show is for anyone who spends their whole life talking to their mother and she just won’t listen. But M.A. will. I promise! Coming to a community hall near you!  When a room full of strangers will make sure you are heard and loved!

WHEN:               5, 12, 19 & 26 June @ 6:30pm (Sundays in June)

WHERE:         El Rocco Room, 154 Brougham St, Potts Point

COST:        $45/ $50

DURATION:         70 minutes (no interval)


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