John Waters to headline Homotopia in his one-man show, the director, screenwriter, author, actor, stand-up comedian and all-round cult legend will return to Liverpool this autumn.

In his only live UK performance of the year, John Waters: This Filthy World comes to Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Saturday 10 November 2018 and tickets are on sale now.

This Filthy World is a ‘vaudeville’ act that celebrates the film career and tastes of the man William Burroughs once called, ‘The Pope of Trash’. Focussing 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.

John Waters said “Liverpool is just like Baltimore, unapologetic, cool and filled with great rebels who have a sense of humour about themselves. Can’t wait to come back.”

John Waters has written and directed 16 movies including Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Hairspray, Cry Baby, and A Dirty Shame.  He is a photographer whose work has been shown in galleries all over the world and the author of eight books.

Homotopia Festival Manager, Char Binns said “We are 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. Festival goers are in for a treat.”

Homotopia Festival will take place in Liverpool between 3 November – 1 December 2018.


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JOHN WATERS: This Filthy World

Saturday 10 November 2018 at 7.30pm 

Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Hope Street


L1 9BP


From £27.50



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