Grayson Perry – A Show For Normal People

Grayson Perry image - photograph of Grayson in an oversized pink coat on an abstract sky blue background
Show Information
Showing on:
Sat 28 August 2021
Duration:
Approx. 2hrs (incl. interval)
Price:
Genre:
Talk
Venue:
Mercury Theatre
Age Guidance:
16+

Despite being an award-winning artist, Bafta-winning TV presenter, Reith Lecturer and bestselling author, Grayson Perry is a normal person – and just like other normal people, he’s marginally aware that we’re all going to die.

Born in Essex in 1960, Grayson has had a career spanning 40 years. From his A House for Essex, a permanent building constructed in the North Essex countryside in 2015, to Grayson Perry’s Big American Road Trip – a three-part documentary travelogue in which he explored the meaning of the American Dream today – and Grayson’s Art Club, which brought the nation together during lockdown through art, making new works and hosting masterclasses, Perry is somewhat an expert in making lemonade out of the mundanity of life.

Let Grayson take you through an enlightening and eye-watering evening in which this kind of existentialism descends from worthiness to silliness. You’ll leave safe and warm in the knowledge that nothing really matters anyway.

Join Grayson as he asks, and possibly answers, these big questions in an evening sure to distract you from the very meaninglessness of life in the way only a man in a dress can.

 

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