Theatre: Counterfeit Skin

The brand new play Counterfeit Skin by Jason Charles will be performed at the Courtyard Theatre in Hoxton, London, UK, 22nd January to 10th February 2008.

It is about a young male receptionist named Mach (played by James Trueman) who is obsessed with Madonna. She is his icon and inspiration and he loses himself in her music to escape his unhappy life. The highlight of Madonna's career for Mach was her empowering Blond Ambition tour, and Mach's attempts to recreate moments from it....on the reception desk, in a box at the Royal Ballet, on his boss's living room floor....often get him into trouble with hilarious consequences!

The set of the play is going to be designed by Aaron Marsden, who was one of the designers on the blockbuster film Moulin Rouge.

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Desperately Seeking Susan closes early

The West End stage version of Madonna's 1985 film Desperately Seeking Susan is to close after just two months due to poor ticket sales.
Producers have announced that the show, which was dubbed 'Desperately Avoiding Closure' by some critics, will give its final performance on December 15.
Madonna made her acting debut in the original movie about a woman who gets amnesia and is mistaken for the wrong person in New York.
The stage version, which features the music of Blondie, stars Emma Williams as Susan and Kelly Price as Roberta Glass, the role made famous by Rosanna Arquette.
In a statement producers said: 'Despite fantastic performances and enthusiastic audiences, the ticket sales have not been sufficient and we have had to make the difficult decision to close the show.'
They added: 'The producers wish to thank the talented cast, creative team and company for all their hard work and dedication to this production.'

From Digital Spy