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Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others say The Smiths

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

A NEW show, Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others, based on the songs of 1980's band The Smiths, premieres this coming July at west London's Lyric Hammersmith where it will run for a limited season only - from July 5 to July 23, 2005 (previews from July 1).

However, don't expect a simple catalogue of hits as in Our House (Madness), We Will Rock You (Queen) and Mamma Mia! (Abba). For according to promotional information, Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others is 'not a musical...not a play' but instead, an expressionist piece of 'pure, unadulterated theatre'.

In it and through The Smith's music, audiences will gain an insight into the lives and relationships of the six performers - four female singers and two male actors - who will be accompanied by a string quartet, and synthesised music loops.

The Smiths were formed in Manchester, in 1982, by songwriter Johnny Marr and lead singer Morrissey (pictured) and during their five years together, released seven albums and nearly 20 singles.

Included in Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others will be Barbarism Begins At Home, Back to the Old House, Hand That Rocks the Cradle, I Started Something I Couldn't Finish, Last Night I Dreamed Somebody Loved Me, Please Please Let Me Get What I Want, Well I Wonder and of course, the title song.

The idea was conceived by Andrew Wale and Perrin Manzer Allen, aka Anonymous Society, whose previous hit, based on the music of Jacques Brel, aired at the Edinburgh Festival and the Lyric Hammersmith.


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