Third Reich Mommie

by Christopher Bryant

“With a title like Third Reich Mommie, I knew this performance was either going to be good, bad or completely bizarre; it was all…

(First performed September 4 - 9 at the Owl and the Pussycat Theatre, 2012 and January 16-25 in the Rosina Auditorium, Abbotsford Convent as part of the Midsumma Festival 2014.)



In the camp tradition of the late sixties “psychobiddy” genre, Third Reich Mommie is Charles Busch on a day trip to the Grindhouse. Faded film star Bridgette Van Kamp has been a recluse since the second world war ended, relying on the good will and obedience of her daughter Cassidy to get by. But Cassidy’s coming into her own: she’s 17 and counting, with the inexplicable bloodlust to prove it. Who is Cassidy’s real father? And what is the dark secret that lies beneath her mother’s refusal to leave the house?

Featuring some of Melbourne’s finest queer theatre-makers, Third Reich Mommie aims to titillate and terrify. Whatever happened to Baby Jane? She died in jail. Now meet Cassidy and Bridgette.

ISBN: 978 1 925338 00 3


"With a title like Third Reich Mommie, I knew this performance was either going to be good, bad or completely bizarre; it was all three and didn’t disappoint."

Narelle Wood, Theatre Press

"Third Reich Mommie is exactly the piece of gloriously unhinged codswallop it promises to be."

Aussie Theatre

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