Mother Of Compost

Presented by The Necessary Stage In Collaboration with Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Noémie Huttner-Koros (Australia)

4 Jan 2023, Wed, 8pm

5 Jan 2023, Thu, 8pm

6 Jan 2023, Fri, 8pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Theatre Studio

This event is over.

Photo Credit: Edwin Sitt

“Whimsical yet powerful, Mother of Compost, is a show with ecological advice that’s worth hearing and heeding”Seesaw


“Mother of Compost tackles climate change and social responsibility through the lens of young artists as they contemplate nature and regeneration, what legacy we will leave on our children, and whether it is, indeed a good idea to birth at all.” The Fourth Wall


Dearest compost, I am your mother and I am your child.


We live in an ecologically precarious time. Some of us don’t want to bring children into this world, others are worried their children won’t have a world to grow old into... but we’ve still got a whole lot of love to give. Rethink what it means to give birth and be birthed, and dance along with us in this gooey, camp and interactive subversion of family portraits, birthing classes, and evolutionary biology.


Over the course of the performance, the audience transforms from strangers to the beginnings of a family. Mother of Compost is a queer and unruly family gathering and a communal grieving for what is being lost and everything left to fight for.


From the minds of queer performance-makers Noémie Huttner-Koros and director Andrew Sutherland, Mother of Compost asks you to roll up your sleeves this Fringe Festival… Change only comes from getting your hands dirty.


With the support of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Government of Western Australia.


Advisory 16 (Nudity and Some Mature Content)

Admission Age:
16 and above.
Language: English
Things to Note:
With the growing threat of online phishing scams, please remain vigilant. Use official ticketing channels such as or and check that you are on legitimate websites before logging in to book tickets.
Ticketing: Prices exclude ticketing agent’s booking fees. Entry to performance venues is granted to patrons with tickets that have been purchased through authorised ticket agents only. Read about ticketing or check our FAQs.
For information about late seating, photography and more, please read our general advisory.
Date & Time

4 Jan 2023, Wed


Esplanade Theatre Studio

5 Jan 2023, Thu


Esplanade Theatre Studio

6 Jan 2023, Fri


Esplanade Theatre Studio
Tickets & Prices

Students, NSFs, Seniors & PWDs

Price $32 $24

Become a member

Three membership cards depicting each membership tier, Discover, White and Black.

Great arts experiences begin with Esplanade&Me. Join this membership to enjoy ticket specials on shows at Esplanade, early bird specials, promotions at Esplanade Mall, unlimited access to Offstage and more.

Never miss a show again. Get on our mailing list.