Madonna On The Rocks



#FindYour Funny, Weird, Story, Groove

A dark, empowering and very funny new musical about motherhood, madness and making art at the end of the world. With songs inspired by Madonna, Peaches and Nina Simone.

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: The Narcissist Mother.

Madonna on the Rocks is a beautiful, hilarious and very moving neon-lit exorcism in a jazz bar. It’s about our egos, our responsibilities and our dreams. And the struggle to be an artist, or to have any sort of career at all really, and be a reasonably decent parent at the same time.

It was made in Berlin and written and performed by Marie Hamilton with Fringe First winning director Hildegard Ryan, and 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.

Reviews


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)

Company: Marie Hamilton

Genre: Theatre

Duration: 60 mins


Venues: Rotunda Theatre Brighton: Squeak


Venue Accessibility:

Assistance Dogs Welcome Assistance Dogs Welcome

Wheelchair Accessible Wheelchair Accessible

For any queries about venue accessibility, including step free access, please contact box office.


Age suitability:
16+ (Guideline)


Babes in Arms policy:
Under 2's are allowed in for free on the lap of a guardian.


Content Warnings:

 Strong Language Strong Language

 Contains Haze/Smoke Effects Contains Haze/Smoke Effects

 Strobe Lights in Use Strobe Lights in Use

 References to Mental Illness References to Mental Illness


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