Are Africans being exploited as ‘guinea pigs’ to test new drugs for multi-national pharmaceutical
companies? Why is HIV/AIDS treatment too expensive for countries where the virus is most rife? Is
it okay to sacrifice lives to protect the integrity of medical studies? Bad Blood Blues is a powerful
intense plat that leads us deep into a personal and sexual moral maze while confronting the ethics
of HIV/AIDS drug trials in Africa.

John is a Ugandan born, Sheffield bred and London trained actor. After graduation from Rose
Bruford John worked on as an actor in London before moving back to his home city Sheffield, where
he settled for now and is embarking on a career of a director. Joined with a fantastic creative team
and cast, Bad Blood Blues will be John’s first ever play as a director.