For her new show, you’re invited to celebrate performer extraordinaire Amy Lamé’s birthday – and she’s hoping a very special guest will make an appearance. Morrissey – icon for the bookish, bespectacled weirdos of the world – is invited too. A seat is reserved for him… will he ever arrive, perhaps clutching a bunch of flowers and a gift?
Unhappy Birthday cracks open the cult of celebrity and fandom; flays fat, faith and sexual identity; probes the pains of growing up; and cross examines a curious nostalgia for a time that may never have existed except in the bedroom of our imagination. It includes props made by non other than Tatty Devine – watch out for giant perspex pieces popping up throughout the show.
Unhappy Birthday begins with a bang from 1st-12th May 2012 at the Camden People’s Theatre in London, where there will be an exhibition of rare photographs of The Smiths and Morrissey by Tom Sheehan. It will later be followed by a nationwide tour and you can buy tickets here.
To celebrate this unhappy occasion, we have one pair of tickets to win for the date and venue of your choice. That’s not all, too – the lucky winner will also receive an exclusive name necklace inspired by the poster boy of melancholy himself: Morrissey.
To win, just answer this question:
How would you turn an unhappy birthday into a happy birthday for a friend?
Leave your answer as a comment (click here and scroll to the bottom), and we’ll ask Amy Lamé to pick her favourite as the winner! The closing date is 12 noon on Tuesday 1st May.