Tales from The Last Days of August and The Butterfly Effect.
Critically acclaimed, award-winning, best-selling writer, journalist and documentary filmmaker Jon Ronson returns to the UK in May with his new show Tales from The Last Days of August and The Butterfly Effect.
The tour commences at the Corn Exchange, Cambridge on the 6th May, and culminates at the Edinburgh Assembly Rooms on the 27th May.
“It makes for a gripping listen, a story that unfolds in a madly unpredictable way.” The Guardian (on The Butterfly Effect)
In this brand new
show, Jon will recount his recent adventures in the porn world – based on his
hit podcasts The Butterfly Effect and
The Last Days of August. It’ll be a
mysterious, funny, sad tale about porn, kindness, violence, bad thoughts, and
the wonders of remaining curious. There will be new stories, never before heard
audio, some very strange (PG rated) bespoke porn film clips, and maybe some
special guests too.
“The Butterfly Effect has the same level of detail and widescreen
storytelling that you would expect from a television documentary.” Financial Times
Jon Ronson’s Ted Talks
Jon Ronson’s nonfiction books include so You’ve
Been Publicly Shamed, The Psychopath Test, Them: Adventures With Extremists,
Lost At Sea and The Men Who Stare At Goats. All have been international and/or
New York Times best-sellers, translated into more than 30 languages, and his
two TED talks have been watched 15 million times.
“An eye-opening and often heartwarming exercise in breaking taboos.” NME (on The Butterfly Effect)
Journalist, Writer and Documentary Film-maker
Ronson’s original screenplays include the critically acclaimed Netflix original
Okja, which he co-wrote with Bong-Joon Ho, and Frank, which he co-wrote with
Peter Straughan. Okja was selected to compete for the Palm D’Or at the 2017
Cannes Film Festival and Frank won the Best Screenplay Award at the 2014
British Independent Film Awards. The Men Who Stare At Goats was adapted into a
film starring George Clooney.
In the US Jon Ronson is a regular contributor to This American Life, the
New York Times and GQ magazines, and regularly appears as a guest on radio and
TV. In the UK he writes for The Guardian; his documentaries include Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes, The Secret Rulers of the World, and
seven seasons of the multi-award winning BBC Radio 4 programme Jon Ronson On… His most recent works are
the Audible Original Series The Butterfly
Effect and The Last Days of August.