A black ink illustration of Madonna. The background is pink, yellow and blue ribbons made of pills

LIVE TO TELL: (A PROPOSAL FOR) THE MADONNA JUKEBOX MUSICAL

WATCH - Live to Tell (online) at BAC, 24 May - 13 June.

Trapped in a disabled body, Brian wants to reinvent himself - just like Madonna. But when real-life survival with HIV clashes with the pop musical form, things change quicker than a Ray of Light...

For more than thirty years, Madonna has stayed on top, absorbing everything around her and endlessly replicating herself... like a retrovirus that won't go away. Brian's been living with HIV for eight years and counting, reliant on antiretroviral medications that seem to be compromising his brain. He's desperate to make something that will live forever. But before he can make his pitch to the Queen herself, he has to figure out what it really means to survive.


Originally developed at Pulse Festival and Yard Live Drafts, LIVE TO TELL is directed by Deirdre McLaughlin (Big Bad, In the Beginning), with digital design by Josh Anio Grigg (Fath Hope and Charity, Dirty Crusty). 


Supported by BAC and artsdepot, with participation programme support from Camden People's Theatre.