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Jonny & The Baptists: Dance Like It Never Happened

This is a show about grief. This is a show about loss. Just not how you’d expect. Dance Like It Never Happened is the funniest, most joyful and uplifting show you will ever see about feeling totally bereaved.

In 2019, we lost another election, our place in Europe and, worst of all, a dearly beloved friend. We are no strangers to grief, but it hurt.

Then in 2020, we all lost the world as we knew it. Our decades-long system of “dealing with emotions” (ignore them, drink heavily and make jokes) finally broke. We finally broke.

In their most honest & personal show yet, Jonny & The Baptists learn to accept and engage with their grief, telling the story of denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance through their trademark blend of silly, joyful songs, deadpan stand-up and riotous storytelling.

Finding meaning, humour and beauty in the hardest part of life.

WHY? 'Hilarious and moving throughout... Jonny & the Baptists will make you laugh until you cry and probably cry until you laugh, too. A must-see' ★★★★★ Sunday Post

'Wickedly funny' ★★★★ The Times

'Excellent, irresistible and winningly random' ★★★★ The Guardian

'You'll mainly leave feeling warm and fuzzy.... note perfect' ★★★★ Metro

'Seriously funny' ★★★★ The Stage

'Yes, the brilliant musical rabble rousers have certainly given up politics. If only the rest of the Fringe could give it up in this way, we might change the world sooner' British Theatre Guide

Courtyard Theatre
£15
Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on Fri 13 Aug

Jonny & the Baptists's Website

This event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating.

Please prepare for your visit by reading our latest Visitor Information here. This includes important information about face coverings, social distancing and measures we have implemented to keep everyone safe when visiting Norden Farm.

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Online streaming tickets are also available for this event - so you can enjoy the show live from the comfort of your home.

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Booking cut off time: 7.30pm on the day of the event

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Gary Delaney's Website

This event has a reduced capacity with socially distanced seating.

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