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3 October 2020

Convention Update

As the pandemic situation continues to restrict mass events, FedCon 29 and Winnipeg Comic Con are unable to be held as scheduled. FedCon 29 has been cancelled. Winnipeg ComicCon has been postponed to 29-31 October 2021. Guests will be confirmed nearer the time.

23 Sep 2020

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Sad news: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Bristol Hippodrome has had to be postponed due to the ongoing pandemic situation. Great news though: Snow White, the Dwarfs, and John's Wicked Queen will be ready to thrill audiences at Christmas 2021! The show will now run from 4 December 2021 to 2 January 2022.

If you have already booked tickets, ATG Tickets will contact you about transferring your booking or arranging a refund.

6 Sep 2020

JB Virtual Convention

Following his show-stopping virtual appearance at the regional Armageddon Expos earlier this year, John will beam into the Auckland Armageddon Expo on 24 October to interact with fans and present his uniquely fabulous panel! The time of the panel will be confirmed nearer the time.

More information at:

27 Aug 2020

JB TV: QIXL

If you enjoyed John's appearance on the off-the-wall quiz, QI, tune into BBC2 at 9.00pm on Saturday, 29 August to watch the extended version, QIXL. The theme is "Rude" and there will be shuttlecocks and Daleks!

22 Aug 2020

JB at GalaxyCon Live

Join John for a free live-stream Q&A, hosted by GalaxyCon Live! He will be online at 2.00pm ET (11.00am PT, 7.00pm UK) on Saturday, 12 September.

Register for free at:

Personalised autographs are also available for purchase. GalaxyCon offer both US and international shipping.

23 Oct 2019
Updated
22 Aug 2020

Stages 2021

Update 22 August 2020: Floating Festivals, the organisers of Stages 2021, have now been placed into Administration. Ticket holders who booked by credit or debit card should contact their card providers in the first instance to enquire about a refund.

Contact details for the Administrators can be found at:

Update 15 August 2020: Sadly, the Stages 2021 Musical Theatre Festival at Sea has now been cancelled due to contractual issues. Ticket holders will be contacted by the company about the refund process.

Original post: John will be headlining the Stages 2020 Musical Theatre Festival at Sea, sailing out of Southampton UK on 27 September 2020 on the Royal Caribbean Line's "Anthem of the Seas". The wonderful cast of musical theatre stars on the five-day trip also includes Lea Salonga, Ramin Karimloo, Bonnie Langford and John Owen-Jones.

As well as amazing musical performances, there will be a full programme of events and workshops, all included in the cost.

Check out West End Wilma's interview with John and some of the other stars:

John as Drew in Holby City

6 Mar 2020
Updated 29 July 2020

JB TV - Holby City

John is thrilled to be appearing on the iconic BBC One medical drama, Holby City. He said:

"Super excited to introduce you to someone new. His name is Drew, he's a Surgeon, he's Scottish and will be on your screens this Spring. Is he good or bad?? You will want to tune in to find out. Oh yeah he also drives a fabulous car!"

Holby City is on BBC One on Tuesdays. Don't miss it! The BBC have released their official spring trailer:

Article in the Metro:

And in Radio Times:

Update 22 July: The BBC have confirmed that Drew Nicholson-Heath arrives in his Bentley at Holby City on Tuesday, 28 July. Tune into BBC 1 at 8.30pm! Watch the new trailer at:

Update 29 July: Check out John's behind-the-scenes video from the filming of Holby City:

MAD Drag Night logo

23 Jul 2020

A MAD Drag Night

Join John and a host of stars as they help celebrate five glorious years of A MAD Drag Night, in support of the Make A Difference Trust.

The show will be streamed live on You Tube at 6.30pm (UK time) on Sunday, 26 July.

22 Jul 2020

JB TV - The One Show and Lorraine

John has a couple of interview appearances coming up on UK TV. On Friday, 24 July, he'll be virtually visiting the The One Show hosts. Tune into BBC One at 7.00pm.

Then on Tuesday morning, at 9.00am, John will chat to Lorraine on her show on ITV.

John as Drew in Holby City

6 Mar 2020
Updated 22 July 2020

JB TV - Holby City

John is thrilled to be appearing on the iconic BBC One medical drama, Holby City. He said:

"Super excited to introduce you to someone new. His name is Drew, he's a Surgeon, he's Scottish and will be on your screens this Spring. Is he good or bad?? You will want to tune in to find out. Oh yeah he also drives a fabulous car!"

Holby City is on BBC One on Tuesdays. Don't miss it! The BBC have released their official spring trailer:

Article in the Metro:

And in Radio Times:

Update 22 July: The BBC have confirmed that Drew Nicholson-Heath arrives in his Bentley at Holby City on Tuesday, 28 July. Tune into BBC 1 at 8.30pm! Watch the new trailer at:

10 May 2020
Updated 20 July 2020

JB Conventions: Supanova

Update 20 July: Due to restrictions on international travel, John is unable to attend the Supanova conventions in Australia this year. However, he's looking forward to meeting fans "downunder" in June 2021! More details on dates and tickets will be confirmed later.

Original post: John is scheduled to attend the Supanova Conventions in Sydney and Perth in August. The Sydney event is booked for 7-9 August, with the Perth convention the following weekend, 15-16 August. These events will, of course, be dependent on the prevailing pandemic situation and the organisers will decide nearer the time whether they can go ahead.

Tickets are currently on sale from:

29 May 2020
Updated 8 July 2020

JB Conventions - Virtually!

John will beam into the Armageddon Expo events in New Zealand in July and August for a virtual panel and to interact with fans. It might be virtual, but you can bet it will still be John's very special brand of FABULOUS!

John's panels will be as follows:
Christchurch - 1.00pm Saturday, 18 July
Tauranga - 1.00pm Saturday, 25 July
Wellington - 1.00pm Saturday, 1 August

More information from:

20 Dec 2019
Updated 8 July 2020

JB Convention: GalaxyCon Raleigh

Update 8 July: GalaxyCon has now been postponed to 10-13 December 2020. As this clashes with the start of panto season, John will be unable to attend. Please read the announcement at:

Original post: GalaxyCon Raleigh is a weekend festival of fandom and fun! Join John on 1-2 August 2020 at the Raleigh Convention Center for autographs, photo ops and the panel that people never forget!

Tickets (including a special reduced price offer available for a limited time only) are on sale now.

19 Mar 2020
Updated 8 July 2020

Wales Comic Con: Telford Takeover

The organisers of the Wales Comic Con: Telford Takeover, scheduled to take place on 22-23 August, have now announced that they have decided to postpone the event to 2021. Rescheduled dates will be announced in due course. All ticketholders will be contacted and their tickets for the 2020 event will be refunded or transferred to the new dates.

2 July 2020

JB appointed President of TRIC

During the livestreamed TRIC (the Television and Radio Industries Club) Summer Drinks event on Thursday, 2 July, outgoing President Lorraine Kelly announced that John was taking over the role. John has nominated the charity "akt", which provides support for LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.

Read more about the work of TRIC at:

20 June 2020

Beautiful City - A Tribute to the NHS

John recently introduced and performed "Beautiful City", alongside other musical stars, in a tribute to the NHS and keyworkers, organised by Scots in the City. Watch the video on YouTube at:

12 June 2020

John is now on Cameo!

If you've ever wanted a personal video message from John, as a treat for yourself, to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or to send a supportive message to a friend, now's your chance! John has joined the Cameo platform to send video messages to fans.

Check out the details at:

20 Nov 2019
Update: 1 June 2020

JB Convention: FedCon 29, Bonn

Update 1 June: FedCon 29 has been postponed and will now be held on 9-11 October. It is currently anticipated that John will be able to attend on the revised dates. More information at the FedCon website, link below.

Original post: John is off to Germany in May 2020 for one of their biggest conventions - FedCon. The event will be held at the Maritim Hotel in Bonn from 29-31 May. For a great line-up, plenty of signings, photo ops and, of course, the unique experience that is the Barrow-panel, book now!

Tickets are on sale from:

John as the Wicked Queen

13 Mar 2020

Look out for the Wicked Queen!

John is returning to panto! This season he'll be starring as The Wicked Queen in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Bristol Hippodrome from Saturday, 5 December 2020 to Sunday, 3 January 2021.

He said: "I am thrilled to be starring in Snow White this Christmas, and especially delighted and pleased to be able to perform in Bristol at the Hippodrome. I have family in Bristol and it will feel just like home. I can't wait to dig out the heels and be a Fabulous Wicked Queen."

Tickets for Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs are on sale now and are selling fast! Buy now at:

Or phone 0844 871 3012 (calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge).

17 Dec 2019

JB Convention: Winnipeg ComicCon

Winnipeg ComicCon will be welcoming John on 31 October-1 November for a great weekend of convention fun (and maybe some Halloween spookiness!) at the RBC Convention Centre. Get your tickets and plan your visit with signings, photo ops and a unique Barrowman panel experience.

Tickets and event details available from:

 

A reminder about private messages from John. They're not John!

Please don't be fooled by fake Facebook and other accounts pretending to be John. If someone in online chats tells you they are John, they are lying to you. John has an official Facebook page, plus Twitter and other social media (see links below). He replies at random to some of the posts from his fans when he's able to, and does occasional Q&As.

 

A request from John

Many of you have given John gifts over the years, and although he appreciates your thoughtfulness, he's running out of space to keep them! Rather than buying him a gift, he would ask you to support one of his chosen charities.

All donations, large or small, will help these wonderful organisations.

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