Starring Noni Hazlehurst

A remarkable award-winning one woman show written for Noni Hazlehurst, Mother tells the story of Christie, a homeless woman in a world detached, unforgiving and destructive.

It gives voice to the fallen and dispossessed, to those who exist at the edge of safety, at the point of being undone. It speaks of madness, denial and ignorance.

Utterly devastating, yet written with Daniel Keene’s characteristic lyricism, Mother is wrought with tenderness, violence and loneliness in equal measure.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts


“If you want to see one of Australia’s finest actors at the height of her power, rush out to see this.” The Courier-Mail

“Noni Hazlehurst delivers the performance of a lifetime.” Sydney Morning Herald

“Scholten directs with great sensitivity, never letting the play slide into sentimentality. With an unforgettable performance by Hazlehurst, it’s harrowing, heartbreaking theatre.”  The Sunday Telegraph

“Essential theatre. Keene wrote Mother for as a vehicle for Hazlehurst and under Matt Scholten’s direction it takes just seconds for her to disappear into her role. She measures every sentence, every word perfectly and delivers an hour-or-so of pitiless storytelling flawlessly.” Audrey Journal


  • Winner 2018 Matilda Award Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Noni Hazlehurst
  • Winner of  Drama Victoria award for Best Performance by a Theatre Company for VCE Students
  • Nominated for two Helpmann Awards: Best Regional Touring Production and Best Female Actor in a Play for Noni Hazlehurst
  • Finalist in the 2016 Australian Performing Arts Centre Association’s (APACA) Drover Awards for Tour of the Year.


High Tea with Noni Hazlehurst – SOLD OUT

HOTA would like to invite you to a special High Tea event with renowned Australian Actress Noni Hazlehurst, find out more below.

Pre-Show Dinner Offer

For $35 per person, enjoy a two-course meal at the HOTA Café, plus a glass of your choice of house beer or red, white, or sparkling wine.

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