A romp through the bubble-gum years of teenage life. Angela and Mazine, besotted with Madonna, play truant from school, form a band, attempt to write songs and, with hairbrushes in hand, live out their adolescent dreams of becoming famous. Meanwhile Angela's mother, Viv, struggles to come to terms with her marriage break-up and her daughter's explosive lifestyle, as the play rollercoasters through hope, sex, ambition, despair, and, most of all, love.
Gordon Steel's first play Dead Fish won a Fringe First, and was nominated for The Independent Theatre Critics Award. Like a Virgin was a hit at the Edinburgh Festival, before going on to receive further critical acclaim on a nationwide tour with the Hull Truck Theatre Company.