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Bestselling US Author & LGBT Activist announces debut UK Tour

“To quote the inestimable Quentin Crisp (upon introducing a friend), `This is Mr. Maupin, he invented San Francisco.’ Not just San Francisco either. For millions of fans around the world Armistead Maupin might as well have invented gay culture.” OUT MAGAZINE

The bestselling, much-loved author and LGBT activist Armistead Maupin has announced his first ever UK tour this autumn.  America’s ultimate storyteller will recount his favourite tales from the past four decades, offering his own engaging observations on society and the world we inhabit. The tour, that takes in 11 dates, starts on 23rd September at York’s Grand Opera House and culminates at Chester’s Storyhouse on 11th November.

Maupin has been blazing a trail through US popular culture since the 1970’s, when his iconic and ground breaking series ‘Tales of the City’ was first published as a column in the San Francisco Chronicle. The series encompasses nine hugely popular novels: Tales of the City, More Tales of the City, Further Tales of the City, Babycakes, Significant Others, Sure of You, Michael Tolliver Lives, Mary Ann in Autumn and The Days of Anna Madrigal.  The series has been taking the literary world by storm, and is currently being adapted by Netflix into a much-anticipated new series, starring Laura Linney, Olympia Dukakis and Ellen Page.

His 1992 novel, Maybe the Moon, which followed the serio-comic adventures of a dwarf actress working in Hollywood, was named one of the ten best books of the year by Entertainment Weekly.  The Night Listener 2000, a psychological suspense novel inspired by an eerie episode in Maupin’s own life, became a 2006 feature film starring Robin Williams and Toni Collette. In 2017 he wrote a memoir titled ‘Logical Family’ which grew out of his critically acclaimed one-man show of the same name.

Armistead has won numerous awards including the ‘Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement’ from the Publishing Triangle of New York, the ‘Lambda’s Pioneer Award’ (which is bestowed on individuals who have broken new ground in the field of LGBT literature and publishing) and the Visionary Award from the 2014 Outfest Legacy Awards for his collected novels.  Maupin is also the subject of a new documentary titled Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin. He lives with his husband, Christopher Turner, a photographer.

The dates are as follows:

SEPTEMBER                                                                           BOX OFFICE

Mon 23rd          YORK – Grand Opera House                              0844 871 3024

Mon 30th          NORWICH – Theatre Royal                              01603 63 00 00


Wed 2ND           BIRMINGHAM – Town Hall                              0121 780 3333

Mon 7th              GATESHEAD – Sage                                            0191 443 4661

Tues 8TH           MANCHESTER – The Lowry                            0843 208 6000

Thurs 10th         EDINBURGH – Queens Hall                             0131 668 2019

Sat 12th              CAMBRIDGE – Corn Exchange                         01223 357 851

Mon 14th           BRIGHTON – Dome                                              01273 709709

Thurs 17th         LONDON – Venue to be announced

Fri 18th             AYLESBURY – Waterside Theatre                   0844 871 7607


Mon 11th          CHESTER – Storyhouse                                   01244 409 113


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