One for filth followers everywhere. Homotopia has secured quite the coup this year, with John Waters confirmed to deliver his one-man show at the LGBT arts fest’s tenth anniversary celebrations this Autumn.

Waters, who directed cult films Pink Flamingoes and Crybaby and crossover hit Hairspray and has worked in various media over six decades, will be performing his one-man show, This Filthy World, which is pitched as a vaudeville act that examines his early influences and his fascination with true crime, exploitation films and fashion.

Said Waters: “Congratulations on 10 years of gay lunacy ! I can’t wait to see Liverpool, the town I’ve always wanted to come to but never have. I bet it’s as extreme as Baltimore!” Well, we’d like to think so.

Homotopia’s artistic director Gary Everett said: “From modest beginnings in 2004 Homotopia has grown into an international flag-bearer for high quality queer culture consistently punching above our weight.”

Homotopia features theatre, dance, comedy, art, photography and literary events and is currently in its tenth year. A centrepiece of this year’s festival will be a year-long exhibit about the life of April Ashley, a 1960s model, actress and transsexual, in the Museum of Liverpool.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Philharmonic’s box office on 0151 709 3789.

John Waters in This Filthy World
Friday 8 November 2013 8:00 pm 
Philharmonic Hall

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