Live-streamed event to launch Fry memoirs

Live-streamed event to launch Fry memoirs

Stephen Fry is to mark the publication of his latest volume of memoirs, More Fool Me (Michael Joseph), with a live event at the Royal Festival Hall, which will be broadcast to over 200 cinemas around the country and another 100 around the world.

The event, which is part of the Southbank Centre’s London Literature Festival, will take place on 1st October at 8pm. It will be presented by producer David Johnson in association with publishers Penguin and will offer audiences a preview into the content of Fry’s memoir, which covers his hard-partying lifestyle in the late eighties and early nineties. Picturehouse Entertainment will broadcast the live performance via satellite in high definition.

“Stephen Fry Live: More Fool Me” will also be performed, but not broadcast, on: 24th September at Bridgewater Hall, Manchester; 25th September at Colston Hall, Bristol; 28th September at City Hall, Sheffield; and 29th September at Festival Theatre, Edinburgh. Each ticket will include a hardback copy of the new book.

Fry launched his previous memoir The Fry Chronicles (also published by Michael Joseph in 2010), which sold 662,392 copies through Nielsen BookScan, with a preview performance at the Royal Festival Hall that was broadcast by satellite to 60 locations across the UK by Picturehouse Entertainment.

Marc Allenby, director of distribution at Picturehouse Entertainment, said: “It’s very exciting to be working with Stephen and Penguin again. After his hugely successful event cinema debut with The Fry Chronicles in 2010, More Fool Me looks set to be even more popular in the UK and worldwide – it’s a really enjoyable and very effective way of launching his much anticipated new book.”

Penguin Books will publish More Fool Me on 25th September at an r.r.p of £25.