Jonny & The Baptists: Double Bill Tour The Happiness Index/Ten Thankless Years

Jonny & The Baptists: Double Bill Tour The Happiness Index/Ten Thankless Years

One of the country’s most popular musical comedy double-acts, Jonny And The Baptists – like a non-related Bros, or a Simon And Garfunkel who don’t hate each other – set out on the road in 2024 with a delicious double helping of their satirical, gleeful, anarchic gag-pop. Across a riotous two hours of entertainment, Jonny Donohue and Paddy Gervers (there aren’t any actual Baptists) smash out a brand new hour and delve into their bulging back catalogue, and turn their attentions to a happier future for all of us. 

Five Prime Ministers ago, David Cameron started a ‘happiness index’ to measure how joyful the people of this nation are. Which is ironic, given what he then did. Anyway, Jonny & The Baptists have picked up the baton and they are now trying to find out what the hell they should do with it.

A new - personal and political - show about their desire, and the country’s struggle, just to be happy.

This will be a night of rabble-rousing musical chaos from an act with few rivals in their field. And also hardly any credit for doing it. But they never, never mention that. 


Ten years. Multiple award nominations. Absolutely no wins. What a bunch of bullshit. 

The UK’s best – but definitely not best-appreciated – funny musical duo wade through the greatest hits of a cult career that should have, but has not, brought them fame and fortune. With a five-star, sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run behind him, they’ve understandably decided to take this cash cow on the road. Of course, they’re only getting half the money each, so it doesn’t even really make sense from that point of view. Really, why do they bother throwing away their greatness?


Wednesday 17 Edinburgh Monkey Barrel 

Thursday 25 Oxford Old Fire Station 

Friday 26 Oxford Old Fire Station 

Saturday 27 Oxford Old Fire Station 


Thursday 8 London Artsdepot 

Friday 9 Maidenhead Norden Farm  

Wednesday 21 Eastleigh The Point 

Thursday 22 Eastleigh The Point


Saturday 2 Salford Lowry    

Sunday 3 Salford Lowry 

Friday 22 Norwich Playhouse 

Saturday 23 Norwich Playhouse

Wednesday 27 Brighton Dome 


Saturday 27 Lancaster The Dukes 

Sunday 28 Newcastle The Stand 

Monday 29 Glasgow The Stand 

Friday 30 Alnwick Playhouse  


Saturday 4 Machynlleth Y Plas Main Hall 

Sunday 5 Machynlleth Ysgol Bro Hyddgen

Sunday 12 Bristol Tobacco Factory 

Wednesday 15 Plymouth The Drum 

Thursday 16 Plymouth The Drum

Friday 17 Plymouth The Drum

Saturday 18 Plymouth The Drum 

Friday 31 Chorley Chorley Theatre 


Thursday 1 Leeds Hyde Park Book Club 

Friday 2 York Theatre @41 

Thursday 13 Bath Rondo 

Friday 14 Bath Rondo 

Saturday 15 Cambridge Junction 

Sunday 16 Colchester Arts Centre 

Monday 17 Exeter Phoenix 


Picture: Matt Crockett



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