Award-winning actor and playwright Gary McNair makes his second
appearance at HOME on Tue 12 – Sat 16 September 2017 with touching new
show Letters To Morrissey, produced by Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre Company.
Directed by Gareth Nicholls, the theatre’s associate director, Letters To Morrissey
follows up McNair’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe First hit A Gambler’s Guide to Dying,
which featured in HOME’s Orbit festival in 2016.
McNair’s affectionate one-man show is the final part of a trilogy of often darkly
comic works drawing on the joys and struggles of growing up in working class
Scotland, explored through letters written to The Smiths’ front-man Morrissey at
the turn of the millennium by a conflicted teenager from the outskirts of
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
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
Coming to HOME direct from this year’s Edinburgh Festival, where it world
premiered at the Traverse Theatre, Letters To Morrissey considers our human
desire to be understood, and about finding potentially false kinship in an icon
you don’t actually know.
Tue 12 Sept 2017 19:45
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
£12.50 (£10.50 concessions).