Everyone has an opinion on Steven Patrick Morrissey – be it his most fervent fans who turn up in the thousands to his vegetarian arena shows around the world, or the rest who think, well, they don’t think very highly of him – but shouldn’t say it too loud because his fans are very passionate. And they will get you. Regardless of your opinion on how opinionated he is, you can’t deny his impact on the musical world over the past 25 years as a solo artist. To celebrate his legacy, director James Russell has produced Morrissey 25: Live, a concert film recorded at an intimate gig at Hollywood High School in Los Angeles on 2 March 2013. Tickets to the concert in the 1,800-seater auditorium sold out in 12 seconds (told you they were passionate!) and the film shows the fans’ unwavering devotion to the singer in short interviews before the main event. For fans of the prolific quiff, this is a must.

Mon 26 Aug, Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, M1 5NH. Tel: 0161 200 1500, 6.20pm, £7.50/£5.50 (Cornerhouse Members buy now; on general sale 12pm on Wed 24 July), www.cornerhouse.org

Mon 26 Aug
John Stansfield
Published on:
Fri 26 Jul 2013