If you think you've got it bad, spare a thought for the Argentinian beauty this twisted story is based upon.
Brought to London by A Curious Invitation and hosted from The Vaults (the secret event space located beneath Waterloo Station), this interactive journey follows the tale of Piazzaolla's muse, Maria; a poverty-stricken prostitute born and raised in the slums of Buenos Aires. She falls hard for the rhythms and allures of the seductive tango, before quickly establishing herself as the city's 'most sorcerous singer and lover'.
But after reaching such lofty heights, things soon turn nasty for this tiny dancer, as Piazzaolla himself (the famed creator of 'nuevo tango' and expert bandoneonist) is driven mad by Maria's unrelenting freedom and abandon, before finally conspiring with a group of brothel heads and thieves, to brutally murder poor Maria.
Guests of this event will become part of the story, interacting with the low-life of Buenos Aires. Card sharps, pimps, robbers, whores; the whole gang's here. A live narrator will take you through the events that led to Maria's untimely death, and the performers will dance to a soundtrack of tangos, milongas and sultry waltzes, with the backing of an 11-piece orchestra.
It's not all doom and gloom though. Once the live play has finished, guests are then invited to the tango-beat heavy after party, stomping well into the early hours of the morning.
Maria De Buenos Aires is taking place at The Vaults in Waterloo on various dates between 6th May - 4th June. Your £25 ticket includes the performance, entertainment and entry into the after-party.