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John Waters to headline Homotopia Festival 2018

Maverick film-maker, screenwriter and actor John Waters is making a return visit to Liverpool to headline this year’s Homotopia Festival.

The cult legend brings his one-man show This Filthy World to the Philharmonic Hall where he previously entertained audiences in 2013.

And the Liverpool event, on Saturday, November 10, is the only chance to see him perform in the UK this year.

Focusing on Waters’ early negative artistic influences and his fascination with true crime, exploitation films, fashion lunacy and the extremes of the contemporary art world, this joyously devious monologue elevates all that is trashy in life into a call-to-arms to ‘filth followers’ everywhere.

The 72-year-old from Baltimore is the man behind films like Serial Mom, Cry Baby, Cecil B Demented, Pink Flamingos and Hairspray.

Homotopia Festival manager Char Binns said: “We’re excited to welcome John back to Homotopia, to headline our 2018 festival. This will be his only UK date, he is a true legend and the ultimate crowd-pleaser. Festivalgoers are in for a treat.”

Homotopia 2018 runs from November 3 to December 1.

Other highlights this year include Ru Paul favourite Jinkx Monsoon; LGBT+ activist and performance artist Travis Alabanza; artist Scottee; and collaborative exhibition Threesome.

There are also a host of performances and events at the Unity Theatre - including the UK premiere of Mop The House: A Short Guide To Vogue, the Epstein and Hope Street Theatre.

John Waters brings This Filthy World to the Philharmonic Hall on November 10. Tickets from the website HERE

For more details about th Homotopia programme visit the website HERE

Photo by Greg Gorman

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