Hairspray director and cult icon John Waters makes a headline appearance at this year's SHOUT Festival tonight.
After receiving critical acclaim touring across the globe with his one-man-show, This Filthy World, John will play Birmingham Hippodrome as part of the 10th anniversary edition of SHOUT.
It will be his first ever appearance in Birmingham and his only UK show of 2019.
Described as 'the pope of trash', John has written and directed 16 movies across his 50-year career. He's best known for his seminal counter-cultural comedies which celebrate deviance and alternative lifestyles, including Hairspray, Pink Flamingos and Polyester.
John has also had his photography shown in galleries across the world 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 in September.
Combining highlights of his stand-out career with 'delightfully devious anecdotes, comical career observations and hilarious audience interaction', John's SHOUT Festival Hippodrome show promises to be a night of top-quality entertainment.
Tell us what you think below...
Join our Newsletter today!
Labour suffers terrible defeat as Jeremy Corbyn says he will stand down
Roger Godsiff supported the protesters in the LGBT lessons controversy
The Vivienne and Baga Chipz will star as Donald Trump and Margaret Thatcher
LGBT Foundation is urging political parties to prioritise 10 equality policies
An LGBT charity has published a voting guide which may help if you're uncertain
The gang robbed and degraded four vicitms they met on Grindr
The first round of voting concludes in less than a month's time, on 6 January
New polling shows that 65% of people support LGBT equality in sport
The two supporters, both in their 40s, hailed from Bridgnorth
Courageous women stand up to ‘homophobic, transphobic, sexist and racist’ gangMore
Equality lessons row: Former MP who backed school protests fails to win back old seatMore
Three teenage thugs handed long sentences for homophobic attacks in Birmingham parkMore
Drag Race UK spin-off show airing todayMore
High-profile LGBTs urge next government to commit to protecting queer rightsMore
Shropshire-based Wolves supporters arrested for homophobic abuse at Brighton matchMore
Midlands Zone Readers' Awards 2020: It's time to get voting, folks!More