Jonny Donahoe will premiere his new one man show this Spring with a UK tour.
Writer, performer and frontman of musical-comedy-satirists, Jonny and The Baptists, Jonny Donahoe’s piece Forgiveness will tour the UK from Tuesday 8 February to Saturday 5 March.
Metta Theatre Artistic Director P Burton-Morgan directs.
Jonny does not know his Dad. He is very suddenly a Dad. ‘Forgiveness’ is a new solo show about the cycles of abuse that form and affect who we are; if and how we can escape them and move on. A show about how the stories we tell about our lives become the stories we live and relive. A show about reluctant fathers, bad life choices and one very unfortunate chicken.
Hilarious and heart-breaking in equal measure, Forgiveness shows how despite a childhood shattered by abuse it can be possible to reach a place of peace.
Jonny Donahoe said: “For many reasons it’s taken a long, long time to eventually share this story with audiences. It’s the most personal thing I’ve ever made which makes it very scary to finally put out there, but I hope it’s been worth the wait for all of us.”
P Burton-Morgan added: “What a privilege to collaborate with the unique talent that is Jonny Donahoe in all his hilarious and absurd glory. And on this extraordinary piece of theatre that is painfully close to home for the both of us. Full of laughter, tears and vulnerability this a story the world needs to hear, now more than ever.”
The tour will visit Farnham, Hemel Hempstead, Bath, Eastleigh, Corsham, Aldershot, New Milton, Fareham, Gravesend, Tonbridge, Chipping Norton, Farsley, Huddersfield, Oxford, Colchester and Doncaster, with full dates and tickets available here.
A run at the Edinburgh Festival is also planned, with details to be announced.