Preview: 'Letters to Morrissey'
Following his success at this year's Edinburgh Festival, Gary McNair will be performing his new show, Letters to Morrissey in September at Manchester's, HOME. The one man show is a comic exploration of working class life in Scotland, uniquely portrayed through a teenager's letters to The Smith's front-man.
The show is directed by Gareth Nicholls, who has won several awards and directed a sell out version of Irvine Welsh's, Trainspotting. Both actor and director pair up to portray the highs and lows of a teenager's life in the outskirts of Glasgow at the turn of the millennium.
McNair describes the show thus: "It’s 1997. You’re 11. You’re sad, lonely, and scared of doing anything that could get you singled out by the hopeless, angry people in your home town. One day you see a man on telly. He’s mumbling, yet electrifying. He sings: “I am human and I need to be loved, just like everybody else does.” This guy gets it. You become obsessed with him. Later, when you need someone, you write to him. A lot. Fast-forward to today, 20 years on. You find those letters and ask yourself: “Has the world changed, or have I changed?” Letters To Morrissey is about confronting the worst thing you’ve done - and hoping that you can still be good person."
After debuting the show in Scotland, McNair brings both the story and the performance full-circle as he concludes, Letters to Morrissey in the hometown of Morrissey himself; a poetic synthesis which will add to an already excellent piece of theatre.
Tues 12 Sept 2017 19:45 (press night performance)
Wed 13 Sept 2017 19:45
Thu 14 Sept 2017 19:45
Fri 15 Sept 2017 19:45
Sat 16 Sept 2017 14:00
Sat 16 Sept 2017 19:45