The Smiths- A Celebration in Stockport

If you are a Smiths fan or a Morrissey fan for that matter, get yourself down to the Stockport Plaza on 13th May for a real treat.

The Plaza are showing the film version of the play A Taste of Honey in celebration of 30 years to the day since the release of The Smith’s début single Hand In Glove. The reason this key in the history of the Smiths is because Morrissey was hugely influenced by the plays writer Shelagh Delaney and even put her picture on their album Louder Than Bombs.

Delaney paints a bleak but realistic picture of life in Salford and follows a young girls journey into womanhood. At the time of the plays début in the late 1950’s there was nothing else like it, presenting social issues that usually got swept under the carpet. Delaney practically single-handedly invented the kitchen sink drama.

This Smiths on Screen presentation will feature exclusive documentary footage and a discussion about the band’s cultural influences with guest speakers Len Brown, author of Meetings With Morrissey, and Mick Middles, author of The Smiths’ The Complete Story.

Concluding with the film showing some of which scenes were filmed on location in Stockport and feature St Mary’s Church and Stockport Viaduct.

There are two presentations of this event on the 13th May-BOTH ARE STILL AVAILABLE call for tickets  0161 480 3818, or if you can get to the day event don’t hesitate to book your tickets now.