Fri 17 May 2019

MJR Group presents

Andrea Gibson - Lord of the Butterflies Tour

Award winning spoken word poet Andrea Gibson will be touring the UK in May 2019, stopping in Manchester on Friday 17th. This is part of the 'Lord of The Butterflies' UK tour, supporting Gibson's new book 'Lord Of The Butterflies'.

In a fierce oscillation between activism and love, Andrea Gibson's newest literary triumph, Lord of the Butterflies, is a masterful showcase from the renowned poet whose writing and performances have captured the hearts of millions. An artful and nuanced look at gender, romance, loss, and family, this is also a book of protest. While rioting against gun violence, homophobia, and white supremacy, Gibson celebrates gender expansion, queer love, and the will to stay alive. Each emotion in Lord of the Butterflies is deft and delicate, resting within imagery heavy enough to sink the heart, while giving the body wings to soar.

Presale tickets will be available on Monday 26th November, please click here for presales.
General sale tickets are available on Friday 30th November.
Tickets may also be available on the door on the night of the event at £25.


The first winner of the 'Women of the World Poetry Slam,' Andrea is no stranger to confronting inequality with compassion. They continue to bring raw, confessional poetry to audiences throughout America, delivering powerful, heartfelt readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love and spirituality.

Los Angeles Times

Gibson's poems…are forthright and pithy, putting into words the feelings of anyone who has been angry, or outraged, or embarrassed, or in love.

Star Tribune