Dublin Theatre Festival

Glynis Henderson Productions with Dublin Theatre Festival and the Lyric Hammersmith present

Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others

With the songs of Morrissey & Marr

Venue Olympia Theatre
Date 10 Oct 7.30pm Preview
11 Oct - 13 Oct 7.30pm
14 Oct - 15 Oct 7.00pm & 9.30pm
Duration 90mins

Conceived by Andrew Wale and Perrin Manzer Allen
Director Andrew Wale
Musical director Perrin Manzer Allen
Assistant director Kate Lush
Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui
Lighting designer Paul Anderson
Cast Katie Brayben, Krysten Cummings, Sigalit Feig, Garrie Harvey, Sean Kingsley, Katrine Lunde

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Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others
- or so said The Smiths in their 1986 single. The sage statement is now being backed up by an original and innovative new theatre music creation, sharing the same title.

Anonymous Society - the ground-breaking company who achieved critical acclaim in 1999 at the Edinburgh Festival with their inspirational take on the works of the singer-songwriter Jacques Brel - make their highly anticipated return. Using twenty songs that were originally performed by The Smiths, they present an original piece of music theatre, with six performers and a live string quartet. The show draws on the mood, wit and passion of the writers' words and music. A mirror is held up to the unravelling relationships of four women and two men. As uplifting as it is achingly devastating, this satire is laced with the underlying darkness that is the mark of the creators' work.

The Smiths, with vocalist Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr as the core members, scored success with their hit singles This Charming Man, Hand In Glove, Bigmouth Strikes Again, There Is A Light That Never Goes Out and How Soon Is Now? The Smiths' status has grown to a point where they are now regularly cited as the 1980's most influential act, and were voted the greatest pop stars of all time in a 2002 NME poll.

A handful of the songs originally performed by The Smiths are in the final selection - including How Soon is Now? and There is a Light That Never Goes Out - but there are plenty of lesser-known, early tracks too; and this fascinating creation excavates the core of the songs and opens the palettes of possibilities.

Contains adult content.

“Brilliant performers capture all the desperation and despair of Morrissey and Marr's songs”
Glasgow Herald

“The arrangements are playful, sometimes dark and often lush. The women's voices add a new and pungent layer to old tunes”
The Guardian

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