As a child, Marina had dreams. But now she has a child of her own, should she throw them in the nappy bin? Or follow them and risk becoming that nightmarish monster: a Self-obsessed, absent, bad, bad mother.
Madonna on the Rocks is a neon-lit exorcism in a jazz bar. It’s for anyone who’s been f*cked up by their mums and dads, or living in fear they’re doomed to do some f*cking up themselves. It’s about our egos, our responsibilities and our dreams. It’s about madness and maternal rage, and the struggle to be an artist, or to have any sort of career at all really, and be a parent at the same time.
Written and performed by Marie Hamilton with Fringe First winning director Hildegard Ryan, and Berlin-based, Cameron Mackintosh Award winning composer Ben Osborn.
Somewhere between a musical, a cabaret, a comedy and a tragedy, it will make you question your prejudices, remember to call your mum, and fight for a fairer future for us all.
A triumphant melding of satire and more than a hint of the sinister... laugh-a-minute stuff of the highest order... Theatre needs ingenuity like this.-
The Greenwich Visitor - For Polly (The Heartbreak Opera)
Marie Hamilton and Stephanie Kempson's musical John Gay adaptation hits all the right notes... Overwhelming fun.-
Exeunt- For Polly (The Heartbreak Opera)
Gritty, in-your-face, intelligent exploration of feminism, power and control, completely bang on for political timing and satirical commentary.-
Weston-Super-Mum - For Polly (The Heartbreak Opera)