Morrissey and Marr both give permission for TIALTNGO to be used in Salford play

Morrissey and Marr say YES to new play at The Lowry Salford - SalfordOnline

To obtain the rights to perform any Smiths song in a dramatic piece of work is extremely rare – in fact it may never have been granted before according to Performing Rights Society (PRS).

However, Morrissey and Marr have just given permission for a new play called Still Ill to use what is many fans favourite song, There Is A Light That Never Goes Out.

Still Ill opens next week at The Lowry and is a blistering new drama that involves gay paramilitaries and gives an honest assessment of Ulster ten years after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

It explores the legacy of the peace process in Northern Ireland and the music of The Smiths.

Written by award-winning playwright Billy Cowan and directed by Kenneth Branagh’s younger sister Joyce, this tragic love story between ‘the jumped up pantry boy’ and the ‘boy with the thorn in his side’ comes to the North West in November, and the writer is ecstatic and feels very privileged that Morrissey and Marr have said yes.

Cowan said, “I can’t believe it. PRS told me it was highly unlikely that permission would be granted and that I should think about how to stage the play without the song. This was heartbreaking as the song is so crucial to the storyline and to the characters at the centre of the love story. Plus the fact that it was the Smiths that made me want to write the play in the first place.

When I received the email with the good news I literally started to bounce off the walls with joy. Knowing I have Morrissey and Marr’s blessing is an amazing endorsement of the play and I will be forever grateful.”

In 2010 the play won the International Playwriting Award run by Warehouse Theatre in Croydon and it also received a Special Commendation at the Verity Bargate Award – one of the most prestigious playwriting competitions in the country.

Tickets
£12.00

Performances

Fri 14 Nov 20:00
Sat 15 Nov 20:00
 
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Belligerent Ghoul

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And this isn't the first time they have agreed to allow such use. Remember, there was an entire musical, where permission was given. Just as there are those that would like a bootleg download of every gig ever, I would love to see these works. I've laid off Google a lot lately...I recently wrote a letter to someone where I must have said "I guess" or "I don't remember" 100 times when I could have just Googled it. If anyone knows if any of these plays / musicals have been filmed, please kindly inform. I see these as important works and it would be nice to experience them even if we don't live in England. Thank You.

And thank you, P.
 
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And this isn't the first time they have agreed to allow such use. Remember, there was an entire musical, where permission was given. Just as there are those that would like a bootleg download of every gig ever, I would love to see these works. I've laid off Google a lot lately...I recently wrote a letter to someone where I must have said "I guess" or "I don't remember" 100 times when I could have just Googled it. If anyone knows if any of these plays / musicals have been filmed, please kindly inform. I see these as important works and it would be nice to experience them even if we don't live in England. Thank You.

And thank you, P.

i always like to ask a person rather than google if i have the option because a person will go the extra and might tell you something beyond a definition. hell even how they tell you can be more informative than just a definition. of course this varies on the type of information such as dates for example but i think this principal holds in general.
 

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