Maureen is the real jewel of the [Sydney] festival - The Saturday Paper
She’s here to take you on an intimate journey brimming with witty repartee, well-worn life advice, an exotic array of friends now gone and the dauntless potency of limitless imagination.
With exquisite storytelling, writer and performer Jonny Hawkins transforms into Maureen: a razor-tongued doyenne of Kings Cross in its heyday. Co-created by Nell Ranney, this poignantly funny solo show takes inspiration from Hawkins’ friend, a self-described “working class glamour queen” and one of life’s true eccentrics.
An intimate celebration of matriarchal power, this is one swansong you won’t want to miss!
Hawkins plays her with such magnanimity that she grows in our hearts, gladdens us, saddens us, and makes us want her to live forever.
—Sydney Morning Herald
Performed and written by Jonny Hawkins
Co-conceived and directed by Nell Ranney
Photograph by Clare Hawley
Contains adult themes, sexual references and the use of herbal cigarettes.