Jon Courtenay: Against The Odds

Comedy (variety, music)

  • Gilded Balloon at the Museum - Auditorium
  • 18:30
  • Aug 14
  • 1 hour
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - England
  • Group: Lee Martin for Gag Reflex with Royal Caribbean Entertainment
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes
  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years


Having triumphed on Britain's Got Talent, Jon combines comedy, music and drama in a brand-new show exploring the true story of his television success while secretly fighting for his life. Accompany him backstage as he wrestles jokes and jeopardy to survive not only the competition but also to just... survive. Doctors and nurses, judges and jokers all become players in Jon's musical journey through jubilation, heartache, tumours and television. Reminding you that laughter can be the best medicine, but so can immunotherapy. As seen on Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. 'Wonderful' (Simon Cowell).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Level access to front row of seating. Seating is then ranked so any other rows are accessible via steps.
  • Wheelchair access type: Level Access (Building Lift)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

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Karen 45 days ago

A wonderful show. A very talented man telling us about his experiences through hilarious songs. We get a behind the scenes look at BGT, which we all love and hear about his personal health struggles, delivering a serious messsage. I feel for Jon, he won one of the best shows on TV, at the worst time - thanks to Covid. This man is very funny and a real entertainer who deserves great success. A great show to see.

FB 50 days ago

What a talented performer - and what a crazy story he has to tell. So much packed into such a short amount of time. This had a profound effect on me, in fact it moved me to tears. Very powerful storytelling.

Linda Newlands 51 days ago

Jon, you’re a true showman! Your show made me laugh and cry in equal measures! And what a journey you and your family have been on! I just wanted to come up on stage and give you a big hug!
Anyone swithering about this show - GO! It’s well worth it! It will definitely not disappoint!
(A big bonus - the seats are very comfy too)

Tanya B 54 days ago

Jon’s show is a must-see. We wanted it to go on longer! His journey has been crazy, funny and frightening too and he tells his story in a fabulous, heart-warming way. Can’t recommend it highly enough. He deserves huge audiences, please book for this show.

Allie 55 days ago

Just seen Jon Courtenay: Against The Odds show tonight. Brilliant! Every time I’ve watched him on BGT he had me laughing then in tears then laughing again. This show was no different. A very important message in the show delivered in a brilliant way. Would highly recommend, Jon is fantastic, what a journey he has been on. Thank you for sharing it and being honest! We wish you all the best and keep doing what you’re great at. Stay well.

Matt Fry 56 days ago

Wow, what an hour of unexpected emotions in this show. We saw Jon win Britains Got Talent in 2020 and thought we’d come along to see more of his witty upbeat songs complimented by his fun piano tunes. We got what we expected and so much more. The journey Jon has been through from his first audition to current day is quite literally astonishing. Not everything is always as it seems. An important story to share with an important message to give but not to forget his fantastic talent we all witnesses on tv during lockdown, performed live.

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