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‘Night, Mother

Presented by Holden Street Theatres Inc

Marsha Norman’s ‘night, Mother takes audiences on a deep and thought-provoking journey through Thelma and Jessie’s lives. Jessie gently recounts their life in real time. Their earnest conversation covers sadness, alienation, and choice repercussions.

Night, Mother forces us to consider how our decisions affect loved ones. It mirrors human experience, making us consider existence, responsibility, and love’s limits.

MARTHA LOTT and KATHRYN FISHER, share the stage, breathing life into the profound narrative. Directed by PETER GOERS, this production promises to be a mesmerizing exploration of the human experience. LOTT and FISHER deliver a deeply moving and thought-provoking relationship.

When: 7 -10, 14 – 18, 21 – 25 November at 7.30pm, 11, & 25 Nov at 2pm and 12 & 19 Nov at 4.00pm

Where: Holden Street Theatres – The Studio, 34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh (next to Coopers Stadium) PARKING AVAILABLE

Tickets: $32.00 Full / $27.00 Concession 

Purchase tickets online at or call 8225 8888. Tickets at the door subject to availability.



Martha studied at the prestigious Drama Centre London under Yat Malmgren and Christopher Fettes. A Founder of and Artistic Director of Holden Street Theatres, Martha conceived the Holden Street Theatres’ Edinburgh Fringe Award with Tony Award winning producer Richard Jordan, and the Adelaide Fringe Award and the Fringe shows she has produced under the Holden St Banner over the last twenty years have won more than one hundred awards and given the theatre a highly coveted international reputation.

Martha has worked as actor, director and producer in Australia and the UK. Martha has appeared in many plays such as Psycho Beach Party, Private Lives, Month in the Country, Cherry Orchard, Califonia Suite, The Removalists, Death of a Salesman, Trojan Women, Decameron 2.0 at the State Theatre Company SA, The Mistress by Arnold Wesker which also toured to the Edinburgh Fringe and Bash by Neil LaBute.

Martha then took a break from the stage and returned in the award winning production of Grounded by George Brant in 2019 and re-staged in 2022 both directed by Poppy Rowley (UK), and in 2021 performed her own work That Boy directed by Yasmin Gurreeboo. More recently Martha Starred in the highly celebrated production of LOOPED by Matthew Lombardo as Tallulah Bankhead Directed by Peter Goers.

As a Director Martha has worked on Afghanistan is not Funny by Henry Naylor which has received awards all over the world including ‘The Best International Act, Hollywood Fringe 2022’. Other Directing credits include Scarborough, His Ghostly Heart, That’s a Fact That’s Not Fun, and Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and The Taming of The Shrew for Shakespeare for kids which she wrote and produced for four years.

Her film and television credits include Caterpillar Wish, Changed Forever, The Lost Tools of Henry Hoke, Storm Boy and The Stranger.


Kathryn Fisher began her theatre career after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Flinders University.

She studied mime in Paris, then went on to work with The State Theatre Company of SA, The Stage Company, the Festival Centre Trust and Harvest Theatre Company.

Kathryn has appeared in numerous films and television series, including Sarah Dane, Robbery Under Arms, Coda, Strangers, Sebastian and the Sparrow, Prime Time and The Flying Doctors. More recently she has appeared as Ninette Dutton in the documentary The Many Loves of Geoffrey Dutton.

She has appeared in numerous plays for Independent Theatre including, The Blood of Agamemnon, A Streetcar Named Desire, Hamlet, Les Parents Terribles, East of Eden, Master Class, Major Barbara, My Boy Jack, Vanity Fair and Pride & Prejudice. Kathryn also played the Mother in the award winning production of Sunday in the Park with George for State Opera South Australia Studio Program.

Kathryn has worked extensively in Radio drama and poetry presentations for the ABC, as well as 5AD. For many years, she ran a nationally accredited School of Drama, Radio and Journalism, and now assists with voice technique as part of David Griggs’ highly successful public speaking workshop “Beyond Words.”


Peter Goers is an Adelaide director, actor, designer and occasional playwright. A Fringe Award winner and former Artistic Director of the University of Adelaide Theatre Guild. His production of “California Suite” opened Holden Street Theatres in 2003. He co-directed the opera “Hansel And Gretel” with Dame Joan Hammond, pantomimed Captain Hook in the ballet of “Peter Pan”, taught university drama and directed plays in Istanbul, Turkey and is a prolific and iconoclastic Adelaide theatre director. Favourites of the many shows he’s directed include “A Little Night Music”, “The Glass Menagerie”, “Streetcar”, “Kiss Of The Spider Woman”, “The Christian Brothers” and “Amadeus”. As an actor his favourite roles are Elwood P. Dowd in “Harvey”, Gerald Popkiss in “Rookery Nook”, the Emperor in “Amadeus” and playing opposite Martha Lott in “California Suite”. Goers is a celebrated ABC Radio broadcaster and frequent entertainer who has appeared more than a thousand times throughout Australia including the Theatre Royal in Tasmania. He has performed eight solo shows for the Holden Street Theatres Fringe and is the author of two memoirs, “Maddening, Self-Indulgent Crap” and “In The Air Of An Afternoon Almost Past” published by Wakefield Press and is a Distinguished Alumni of Flinders University. In 2013 he was honoured by the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to community, broadcasting and the arts.

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