4 - 12 November 2022

Living legend JOHN WATERS to Headline SHOUT Festival 2019

John Waters

SHOUT Festival of Queer Arts and Culture is thrilled to announce cult-icon John Waters will headline this year’s festival, in partnership with Birmingham Hippodrome. We are overjoyed to welcome a living legend to celebrate 10 years of SHOUT.  We’ve grown exponentially over the last decade, bringing John Waters to the city for the first time is the perfect way to celebrate 10 years of delivering international quality LGBTQ+ arts for Birmingham.

After receiving critical success touring all over the world with his one-man-show This Filthy World, John Waters will play the Hippodrome on Wednesday November 10th, as part of the 10th anniversary edition of SHOUT Festival of Queer Arts and Culture.

John Waters’ first ever appearance in Birmingham AND only UK show of 2019!

Described as “The Pope of Trash”, legendary queer film director John Waters has written and directed sixteen movies across his 50-year career. He is best known for his seminal counter-cultural comedies which celebrate deviance and alternative lifestyles including Hairspray, Pink Flamingos, Polyester, 

Cry Baby, and Serial Mom. Waters’ has also seen his photography shown in galleries globally and is the author of nine books, including his new title Mr. Know-It –All, The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder, which will be published in the UK this September.

Combining highlights of his stand-out career, delightfully devious anecdotes, comical career observations and hilarious audience interaction, tickets for this one-night-only show are on sale now. Hurry though, as this is John Waters’ only UK show of 2019.

Tickets for John Waters: This Filthy World at SHOUT Festival are on sale from 1pm on Monday 22nd July and can be purchased online at www.shoutfestival.co.uk.

John Waters, said ‘“Oh boy! Birmingham, a whole new city in UK I have never been to. What a perfect place to spread my trash. SHOUT Festival, get ready — you are about to receive into your community the filthiest person alive!”

SHOUT Festival will return to Birmingham from 5th-17th November 2019, our full 2019 programme will be unveiled at a special event at Birmingham Hippodrome’ Patrick Centre on Thursday 12th September 2019 and will include a special performance of hit comedian Mawaan Rizwan’s Juice. Tickets on sale now.