An image of Brian Mullin. They have brown short hair and a full moustache. They sit on a chair holding a script.

LIVE TO TELL: (a proposal for) The Madonna Jukebox Musical


Time: Available to stream from 24 May – 13 Jun

Tickets: Pay What You Can (suggested price £6)

Running Time: TBC

Age Guidance: TBC

LIVE TO TELL: (a proposal for) The Madonna Jukebox Musical will be developed by Brian Mullin in collaboration with PlayWell Productions, Battersea Arts Centre and LIVR. This new re-imagining will immerse audiences with stunning 360-degree virtual reality from the comfort of your own home.

Madonna survives by reinventing herself…like a retrovirus. Living with HIV, Brian desperately dreams of doing the same. Just like a prayer, his pitch to the Queen of Pop goes from camp fun to raw emotion. In 360 degrees, this show will take you there.

Brian Mullin is a playwright and theatre-maker living with HIV, who has been engaged in queer activism and advocacy throughout his career. Previous shows include We Wait in Joyful Hope and the UK/international hit Our Fathers (with devising ensemble Babakas).

Originally developed at Pulse Festival and Yard Live Drafts. Produced by PlayWell productions. Supported by Battersea Arts Centre & LIVR.

Part of our Wild Times Season


As part of our wider commitment to making the arts accessible to everyone, all performances at Battersea Arts Centre will now be part of our universal Pay What You Can pricing model.

Use the slider on the booking page to decide how much you want to pay for your ticket. To give you a guide, the slider is set at a recommended price for each event. Any amount paid over this will help us continue to make our events accessible to everyone, whilst supporting our activities with artists, young people and our local community.

Head to our blog to find out more about Pay What You Can.


Once you have booked your ticket for your chosen show, you will receive a confirmation e-ticket from our box office to confirm your purchase. Ahead of the start date of your performance, you will receive a pre-show email from us containing everything you need to know about how to stream your content.

You will be directed to the event page where there will be the option to login with your account details used to buy your tickets, and from there you will be able to stream your content.

Please note whether your chosen performance has a specific start time or is available ON DEMAND for the duration of the show run.


This event takes place online.

If you’ve booked a ticket, you’ll receive an email in advance with helpful information.


Because this is new work, we are unable to communicate in advance what the show’s content will be.

All performances will be Relaxed. We invite you to make yourself comfortable and move around if you need to. You can adjust the brightness and volume of your device at any time.

If you need to take a break, we recommend moving away from your device to do so. If you decide to turn off the performance, you will be able to stream the content another time so long as it is before 12:00am on the final show date.

Further Information


Pre-show information coming soon…