Author: Caitlin Moran
Book: How To Be Famous
Sunday 24th June
Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham
Monday 25th June
Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield
Tuesday 26th June
Royal Festival Hall, London
Wednesday 27th June
King's Theatre, Edinburgh
Thursday 28th June
Birmingham Town Hall, Birmingham
Friday 29th June
All Saints Hove, Brighton
There’s no Glastonbury this year, and so Caitlin Moran thought she’d put on her own version - but bring it a bit closer to your home, so you don’t have to get on a coach on Monday morning covered in mud, hung-over, and do a 154-mile journey quietly being sick into your rucksack. YES! SHE’S ON TOUR AGAIN! OPEN THE BARS IN VENUES ACROSS THE UK!
Just like Glastonbury, it’s a chance to dress up, gather together in a place with like-minded people, and spend a while both laughing your head off on cider and having deep discussions about how to change the world in the best way possible. She’s going to be talking about heroes; who the best famous people are, and how to deal with it when they’re ‘problematic’; the video to Charlie XCX’s Boys; why the stone Rihanna keeps gaining and losing is awesome and normal; why ‘bad boys’ have had their day; the best ways to be sad; how to tell if was just ‘a regrettable shag’, or #metoo; #timesup; the forthcoming film of How To Build A Girl; and why we’re on the verge of a Lady Revolution. Everyone does a shot every time she says ‘strident feminism’. Let’s DO THIS!
A copy of Caitlin Moran’s new book How To Be Famous (RRP £14.99 hardback) is included with every ticket. Books will be available for collection from the on-site bookshop on the night. Caitlin will be signing after the event.
I’m Johanna Morrigan, and I live in London in 1995, at the epicentre of Britpop. I might only be nineteen, but I’m wise enough to know that everyone around me is handling fame very, very badly. My unrequited love, John Kite, has scored an unexpected Number One album, then exploded into a Booze And Drugs HellTM – as rockstars do. And my new best friend – the maverick feminist Suzanne Banks, of The Branks – has amazing hair, but writer’s block and a rampant pill problem. So I’ve decided I should become a Fame Doctor. I’m going to use my new monthly column for The Face to write about every ridiculous, surreal, amazing aspect of a million people knowing your name.
But when my two-night-stand with edgy comedian Jerry Sharp goes wrong, people start to know my name for all the wrong reasons. ‘He’s a vampire. He destroys bright young girls. Also, he’s a total dick’ Suzanne warned me. But by that point, I’d already had sex with him. Bad sex.
Now I’m one of the girls he’s trying to destroy.
He needs to be stopped.
But how can one woman stop a bad, famous, powerful man?
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