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SHOUT Festival in association with Birmingham Hippodrome are beyond excited to bring a queer icon, a living legend, and the master of filth, John Waters to Birmingham for the very first time to celebrate 10 years of SHOUT in the city. 

John Waters’ one-man show is a ‘vaudeville’ act that celebrates the film career and obsessional tastes of the man William Burroughs once called ‘The Pope of Trash’. Focusing in 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.

SHOUT Festival



This performance is presented as part of SHOUT Festival of Queer Arts and Culture, supported by Arts Council England. To find out more about SHOUT and the festival line-up visit


Prices and discounts subject to change. Terms and conditions apply. Postage from £1.50.

Running Time

Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes with no interval

Age guidance

18+. This production will contain strong language.

Boxes for this production are currently not on sale. Please check back or contact us on 0844 338 5000 for more information (calls cost 4.5p per min plus access charge).



Discounts & Concessions


We offer a range of discounts and concessions to enable everyone to enjoy an affordable visit to Birmingham Hippodrome. For further queries on the information below please contact Ticket Sales on 0844 338 5000†.


£10 off price band A


Price Bands A
Groups 10+ Save £5 per ticket

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£3 off price band A
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CONCESSIONS FOR UNWAGEDs, 18 and under and OVER 65s

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£4 off price band B


£5 off standard price tickets in all seating areas.
2 for 1 for disabled patrons who require the service/support of a companion.
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Discounts and Concessions are offered subject to availability at the discretion of the Information and Sales Manager. Top three price bands only, unless otherwise stated. Restrictions may apply. Only one discount per ticket may apply, unless otherwise stated. Offers are non retrospective and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Valid ID must be presented where applicable. Additional discounts may be offered from time to time.

Food & Drink

Street Food at Comedy Nights

Coming to see some stand up comedy at the Hippodrome? Enjoy our new street food menu before you enjoy a bellyful of laughs – for just £19.50pp!

The Bars

You’ll receive a warm welcome at our Foyer Bars, conveniently positioned for both Stalls and Circle levels.

The Coffee Bar

Our Coffee Bar is open before the show and during the interval for hot and cold drinks, snacks or a quick and tasty bite to eat.

“Waters is one of bad behavior’s most likable champions”

The Hollywood Reporter

"A raconteur of the first order”

New York Times

“His latest rapid-fire monologue is, much like the man himself, confronting, hilarious, addictive, insightful, educational and, most of all, not to be missed”



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