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Saturday 03 July - 8pm

Jonny and the Baptists:

Dance like it never happened

Frome Festival

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.
 
At the end of 2019 we lost another election and our place in Europe. But worst of all for us, we lost a friend we loved more than life. This followed by the year that was 2020, and our decades-long system of dealing with grief - ignoring it, drinking heavily and making jokes – we finally broke. Totally.

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.
 
★★★★★ “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

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All tickets £16
Please note that senior citizens are no longer automatically eligible for concessions. See our guidelines

Recommended: tbc
Running time: 90 mins including interval

Please note this is an outdoor performance on Ecos following government guidelines for your safety.

Bring a picnic and a cushion – and please take all your rubbish home with you!

Bring a brolly! In the event of very bad weather (torrential rain, for instance) we will move the performance into the auditorium following government guidelines on indoor performances.

We will allocate seating to our patrons on the night so please arrive in good time, whether the performance is on ECOS or in the theatre itself. Although we will make every effort to accommodate all parties, it may not be possible for large groups to be seated together. Please bear with us on this.

If you have access requirements or additional needs please email merlincoordinator@gmail.com, preferably a minimum of 24 hours before the performance. If this is not possible, please arrive at least 30 minutes before the performance and make yourself known to the Front of House Manager.

Masks must be worn whilst inside all public areas and for the duration of the performance. Please feel free to remove your mask outside or in the loo.