Livin’ La Vida Imelda goes Down Under!

My one-man Off-Broadway show “Livin’ La Vida Imelda” is going to Melbourne and I’m totally stoked about the whole thing. Seriously,  revisiting the era of Marcos’ Martial Law is now more relevant than ever. Just check Philippine news headlines and the deja vu is undeniable. So come along on a disco journey through my personal experiences of the time and perhaps learn a thing or two about why we Filipinos have chosen to repeat history – over and over again.


“Carlos Celdran is a Filipino-born and bred queer performance artist, history hackademic, cultural activist and convict for the crime of offending Catholic feelings. For the first time in inner Melbourne and for three nights only, Celdran will perform his acclaimed Off-Broadway one-man hysteric-historic “Livin’ La Vida Imelda,”, an ironically hilarious narration about his experiences of living under Martial Law and the Marcos dictatorship in mid 1970s Manila. He’ll slip us all into the disco shoes of notoriously flamboyant former First Lady Imelda Marcos and walk us through the glorious heights and grotesque lows of her life, her ambitions, and her flirtations with authoritarian rule.”

Three nights only at the The Thornbury Theatre on High Street in Melbourne.

11 August, 2018 – Friday

12 August, 2018 – Saturday

13 August, 2018 – Sunday

Doors open at 7:00pm. Show starts at 8:00pm.

Bookings via the link below:


NB: This is a licensed venue. 18+, minors welcome if accompanied by a legal guardian over 25.

Poster Design: Barney Sullivan

Photos by: Mike Fallarme 

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