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Jonny & The Baptists: Love You & Hate Covid

A virtual show in support of South Street

Last year, multi-award-nominated musical-comedy-silly-arses Jonny and the Baptists made a new show about love and their friendship. After a critically acclaimed Edinburgh run, they toured the show to more than thirty cities and towns across the UK. They were about to do another run of tour dates when suddenly it became impossible to leave the house and travel around, unless you’re friends with the Prime Minister (we’re not).

So we’re taking the show virtually on the road.

In partnership with some of our very favourite arts centres, theatres and comedy clubs, we’ll be performing the show two metres apart from each other, live from the downstairs room in our (currently shut) local pub. Each show will be performed as if from a different city and venue, via the power of live streaming. We’ll be ‘visiting’ the Old Fire Station in Oxford, The Stand Comedy Clubs, Pound Arts in Corsham, Kings Place in London, Midlands Arts Centre in Birmingham, The Lowry in Salford, South Street in Reading and more to be announced.

Even if we can’t actually go there, we can still support our favourite venue’s staff, friends and local audience with a specific version of our touring show.

Donations will help support these venues/arts centres that can't hold live performances currently.

When the show’s about to start, the link to join will appear on your ticket, or you can access the stream link that we’ll email you on the day.

Presented by Avalon Promotions.

Please note: Admission/donations for this event are fulfilled by and not by Reading Arts