‘Half A Person: My Life as told by the Smiths”’ is a one-man show peppered with 12 songs by the melancholic Morrisey and The Smiths. As anyone familiar with the band would expect, there is a side serve of black humour and lashings of angst. The quiff wearing, William, is a self-obsessed young man juggling three loves. The first is Salome - a Gothic ice queen he meets at a Brunswick Street cafe reading Oscar Wilde. The sex is great, but will their torrid affair survive subculture-hopping and dates to the cemetery? William has a more intimate, complex friendship with Rick - an older gay man who is cultured, famous ... and dying.
Photography type: promotional and production stills
Venue: Chapel Off Chapel, Prahran
Company: Fly-On-The-Wall Theatre
Director: Robert Chuter
Producer: Alex Broun
Production: Alex Broun - playwright, Robert Chuter - costume and set designer, Simon Polinski and Colin Berwick - music recreation and soundtrack, Natalie Burley - make-up and hair, Chris Mertens - movement coach, Tash Milton Taylor - stage manager, Stephanie Kleeman - lighting operator, Alicia Hollingsworth - vocal coach, Tracey bartlett - graphic designer and Tatia sloley - publicist
Cast: Mark Taylor