To accompany the release of his new book, The Descent of Man, the Turner Prize-winning artist will be embarking on a one-off UK live theatre tour. Taking place over five dates in November, Grayson Perry’s Typical Man In A Dress will treat audiences all over the country to an intelligent evening of laughs, discussion, insight and costume changes.
Born in Chelmsford in 1960, Grayson Perry is an award-winning artist who works in a variety of media, including embroidery and photography, yet he is best known for his ceramic works: classically shaped vases covered with figures, patterns and text. In 2003, he became famous as the first ceramic artist to win the Turner Prize and was awarded a CBE in 2014.
Alongside his art, Grayson has challenged and entertained viewers with his documentaries. These have included Why Men Wear Frocks, in which he examined transvestism and masculinity in the 21st century, Who Are You? Which led to the accompanying artwork from the series being housed in the National Portrait Gallery and All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry for which he received a BAFTA for Specialist Factional Television. Grayson’s forthcoming Channel 4 series, All Man airs in May 2016.
Having presented Myths of the Artist at the Tate Modern and made history when he delivered the prestigious Reith Lectures for BBC Radio 4, becoming the first artist to do so, Grayson Perry’s Typical Man In A Dress promises to be a highly anticipated show taking place in some of the UK’s finest venues.
The Descent of Man will be published on 27 October by Particular Books (Penguin).
Confirmed tour dates:
Wednesday 2 November Bristol Colston Hall
Thursday 3 November London Palladium
Monday 7 November Salford Lowry
Wednesday 9 November The Pavilion, Worthing