PlayWell Productions & Positive East launch powerful new exhibition “Expressing Ourselves” at Camden People’s Theatre

PlayWell Productions and Brian Mullin have officially launched the return of Live To Tell: (A Proposal For) The Madonna Jukebox Musical to London alongside the new exhibition “Expressing Ourselves” at Camden People’s Theatre.

Brian Mullin’s Live To Tell: (A Proposal For) The Madonna Jukebox Musical, which runs at the London venue until 15th April 2023, follows the quest of Brian, a Madonna superfan living with HIV, as he pitches himself to Madonna to create a musical based on her songs, whilst also facing what it means in his own life to survive with HIV.

Alongside the show, audiences can view “Expressing Ourselves, an exhibition in  the Camden People’s Theatre’s lobby curated by Brian from workshops he is currently co-leading with HIV charity Positive East. It features powerful, personal writing from a diverse range of men and women sharing often unheard experiences of life with HIV in their own words.

For the special event, performer and playwright Brian Mullin was joined by co-facilitator Mina Kakaiya from Positive East, Clinical Research Fellow at UCL’s Institute for Global Health Dr Shema Tariq and actor/HIV advocate Stephen Hart alongside participants in the exhibition who shared and discussed their experiences and writing.

Brian Mullin plays the self-inspired role of Brian with Dan de la Motte playing all other characters and Nadya Ginsburg (2 Broke Girls, RuPaul’s Drag Race) providing the voice of Madonna.

Alongside Mullin on the creative team are Deirdre McLaughlin as Director, Josh Anio Grigg as Digital & Sound Designer, Alex Thomas as Lighting Designer and Steph J Weller for PlayWell Productions as Producer. 

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