Louis Theroux’s hotly-anticipated autobiography Gotta Get Theroux This is coming out on the 19 September: here’s everything you need to know about his upcoming appearances.
It’s no big secret that we’re a tiny bit obsessed with Louis Theroux.
The lovable documentary maker has graced our screens for over 20 years now, meeting everyone from hard-core survivalists to the infamous Westboro Baptist Church. His unique approach to the interview has provided us with some of the best and most revealing TV moments in documentary history – and has given us access to some previously hidden areas of society.
So, when we heard Theroux was releasing an autobiography – which will track his career from its roots to what we see today – it’s safe to say that we were rather excited. Even better, Theroux has announced a series of upcoming events based around the launch of the book on the 19 September, and we’ve got all the details on how to get your hands on some of the hottest literary tickets of the season.
From book signings to a live interview with one of his most famous subjects, this is everything you’ve got to look forward to in the Theroux universe.
Theroux isn’t one to make a meal out of something, so, as is expected, he’s keeping the events surrounding the launch of Gotta Get Theroux This relatively low key.
The first event taking place, An Evening with Louis Theroux, is taking place at Booka Bookshop in Shropshire on the 17 September, where the journalist will speak about his life and career in conversation with author and screenwriter Adam Hamdy. Tickets for this one are unfortunately sold out, but make sure to keep an eye on the event page and the bookshop’s social media just in case of any last-minute cancellations.
Next, Theroux will be heading to Waterstones Manchester Deansgate on the 18 September to sign copies of the autobiography from 12pm. Because this is an open signing there are no tickets required to attend (and it’s free!) but that also means you’ll want to get there super early to avoid any disappointment and make sure you get your copy signed.
Then, on the 25 September, the tour’s biggest event, Louis Theroux in Conversation, will take place in London at the Southbank Centre. Sitting down with comedian Adam Buxton, the live talk will focus on Theroux’s two decades on TV, and will see him reflect candidly on some of the biggest challenges he has experienced throughout his career. Tickets are ranged from £15-£35, and are still available – although you’ll want to get in super quick before these too sell out.
Finally (for now, at least), Theroux will appear at St James’ Church in Piccadilly on 12 September to chair a conversation with one of his most famous subjects Megan Phelps-Roper, a previous member of the Westboro Baptist Church who has since defected from the group. While this event is not angled at Theroux’s documentary – in fact, it’s being held to celebrate the release of Phelps-Roper’s new memoir, Unfollow – he will be guiding the conversation live on stage. Again, this one is currently sold out – but this doesn’t mean tickets won’t come back on sale due to cancellations, so keep an eye on the event page for any changes.
And while it’s not technically an event, the publishers of Gotta Get Theroux This Pan Macmillan are hosting a competition to win a bunch of Theroux goodies, including a limited-edition t-shirt (who doesn’t want one of those?!).
As always, make sure you’re following Theroux on social media to ensure you’re up to date on all his recent announcements and events. Besides the fact that you’ll be the first to hear about any new appearances or projects, you’ll also be treated to some random Theroux content – the icing on top of the cake.