Jonny Donahoe’s hit comedy play-with-songs THIRTY CHRISTMASES receives its London premiere this week to warm up your festive season, running at the New Diorama Theatre from tonight (Monday 4 December) to 23 December 2017, with a press night 8 December. Check out our pictures – and then get booking!
Jonny and Rachel haven’t had a good Christmas in years. Not since Dad disappeared… But this time they’re going to get it right. First, they’ve got a few things to get straight, and a story to tell you…
THIRTY CHRISTMASES is a hilarious and heart-warming story, featuring original music by Jonny & The Baptists, about traditions, politics, family rivalries and making Christmas happen, despite everything. Originally created for Oxford’s Old Fire Station – a partnership between professional arts centre and homeless charity Crisis Skylight – fittingly, the show touches on themes of homelessness and fostering.
Drama Desk Award nominee Donahoe is best known for international hit one-man show Every Brilliant Thing (UK & international tours, 2013-17 & now an HBO/Sky Arts special) and as one half of celebrated musical comedy act Jonny & the Baptists alongside Paddy Gervers.
The show also stars Chortle Award nominee Rachel Parris (Austentatious, The IT Crowd, The Mash Report) alongside Donahoe and his musical comedy partner Paddy Gervers (Jonny & the Baptists). It is directed by Alice Hamilton (Visitors, Arcola/Bush Theatre; German Skerries, Orange Tree/UK Tour).
THIRTY CHRISTMASES was named one of The Stage‘s Top 10 UK Christmas Shows in 2016, having played to rave reviews and sell-out houses at Oxford’s Old Fire Station.
THIRTY CHRISTMASES runs at London’s New Diorama Theatre, 15-16 Triton St, London NW1 3BF from 4 to 23 December 2017, with performances Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm at Saturday matinees at 3pm. Tickets available from £10.50. CLICK HERE TO BUY!