The Smiths’ play to return

FANS of legendary indie icons The Smiths are in for a treat as a critically-acclaimed play based on the band’s music returns to the stage in Lincoln.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 4th January 2013, 2:00 pm

The play wowed fans and critics alike when it was performed at Lincoln’s Drill Hall last year, before going on to meet further success at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Half A Person - My Life As Told By The Smiths is the story of William - a 20-something Londoner who drifts from coffee shop to bar, falling in love, self-obsessing and finding solace in The Smiths.

Torn between conflicting loyalties to the girl of his dreams and his best friend, William has the chance to become more than half a person.

This emotionally charged, coming-of-age story was a hit at Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012 and blends wry comedy with the music of a beloved cult band, sung live.

On a journey that explores the ideas of love, loss and friendship, Half A Person is a play to laugh, cry and sing along to.

Standard reporter Andrew Trendell said of the play: “The Smiths’ music lends itself well to ideas of alienation, so it’s only fitting that this is a one-man show, and if ever there was an actor to fill the stage it’s Joe Murray - a young talent whose performance proves utterly engaging from start to finish.”

He added: “Rather than mimic Morrissey, Murray pays tribute by effectively using the music to pin-point landmarks in the emotional journey of a young man.”

Half a Person: My Life as Told by The Smiths will be at Lincoln Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday 27th February Tickets are £5 - £7 and are available by calling 0844 888 4414 or you can book online by visiting