The Living Record Collection and Soho Theatre present:

Salty Brine: Bigmouth Strikes Again – The Smiths Show

Created and Performed by Salty Brine Thu 31 Aug – Sat 16 Sep 23 90 minutes
Theatre and Tonic
West End Best Friend
Adventures in Theatreland
First Night
Evening Standard
The candles flicker. The rain beats down. And the creature stirs. Salty Brine ventures into the dark and disturbed as he twists Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein around The Smiths’ post-punk, indie classic The Queen is Dead.

Witness a hideous monster come to life as Salty Brine makes his London debut in Bigmouth Strikes Again.

‘A brilliant night out…five stars for this just aren’t enough.’
★★★★★ Theatre and Tonic

The Living Record Collection is a dazzling expedition into the heart of popular music, imagining track lists as blueprints for evenings of musical mayhem. Created and performed by cabaret artist Salty Brine, The Living Record Collection takes incredible albums and twists them in style and form until they are at once familiar and foreign, nostalgic and new.

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'Deeply moving and hilariously funny.'
'You cannot afford to miss this one... an incredible feat.'
Adventures in Theatreland
'Freaking good.'
First Night
'A storyteller in total command of voice, a cocked eyebrow and his audience.'
‘An extraordinarily beautiful monster mash-up.’
Evening Standard
'Naughty drag cabaret… Salty Brine’s punchy little sparkler.'
The New Yorker
'The outrageously talented Brine takes classic pop albums - from Joni Mitchell’s Blue to the Dirty Dancing soundtrack - and weaves their songs into funny, perceptive tapestries of storytelling. The shows are highly addictive.'
Time Out New York
'His performance is stunning… an artist at the height of his powers… a cabaret journey like no other.'
The Bistro Awards
'Unexpected, fiendishly funny, poignant and full of love – do not miss this show... a London theatre highlight for 2023.'
West End Best Friend
'A fun, frivolous evening performed with great skill.'
Time Out

An intro to Salty Brine and The Living Record Collection

Cast & Creatives

Salty Brine

Creator & Performer

Shaun Peknic


Ben Moss

Musical Director & Performer

Will Clark


Migdalia van der Hoven


Jess Martin


Christopher Bowser

Production Designer

Kate Fry

Costume Designer

Devin McCallion Fletcher

Stage Manager & Co-Producer

Jeff Cubeta

Original Arrangements

Renee Blinkwolt


Lucy Jackson