Mother returns to Queensland

The critically acclaimed production of Mother is back by popular demand.

After a sell-out 2018 season, one of Australia’s most respected actors and presenters Noni Hazlehurst returns to the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) for Mother.

The critically acclaimed production tells the story of Christie, a homeless woman in a world that is detached, unforgiving and destructive.

Written by Australian playwright Daniel Keene especially for Hazlehurst as her first one-woman show, Mother features the actress at her best and explores themes of survival and loneliness.

Absolute Theatre described Mother as “perfect theatre; sheer entertainment with pathos interspaced with humour dark and light and a character so real that it will cut deep into the heart.”

Universally praised, Mother won the 2015 Drama Victoria Award for Best Performance by a Theatre Company, was nominated for two Helpmann Awards including Best  Performance by a Female Actor and Best Regional Touring Production, and was a finalist in the 2016 Performing Arts Connections Australia Tour of the Year Awards.

Hazlehurst also won the 2018 Matilda Award (Best Female Actor in a Leading Role) for her role in the production which she has toured for more than three years.

Mother is directed by Matt Scholten, who also directed 2011s critically acclaimed play Boxman and several episodes of the Logie award-winning drama A Place to Call Home of which Hazlehurst also starred.  

Mother returns to QPAC’s Cremorne Theatre from 4-14 March. RACQ members can save 20% on adult tickets to Mother. Use your RACQ membership card number when booking to redeem.



  • Run time: 75 minutes
  • Director: Matt Scholten
  • Cast: Noni Hazlehurst
  • Set, Costume and Props Designer: Kat Chan
  • Age recommendation: For grades 11+
  • Warning: Contains haze, coarse language, drug references, and adult themes. There will be strictly no admittance to the Cremorne Theatre once the performance has commenced.