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11 December 2017

Stage Door during panto

John is delighted to be in panto in Manchester - a first for panto company QDos and for John.

He appreciates that fans hope to see him after the show, but he will not be going to the Stage Door after matinees as there is limited time between the two shows during which he needs to prepare for the evening performance. Also, he will only occasionally be able to meet fans at the Stage Door after the evening shows. This will depend on the weather and on any other commitments he may have after the show.

John really appreciates your support and knows that some fans will have travelled a long way to see the panto. He is also conscious that he needs to remain fit to provide the quality entertainment that people expect of him. If he does come out to sign autographs that will be a bonus, but cannot be guaranteed after any particular show.

He hopes you all understand and enjoy the panto. Please feel free to pass this information to any fans who are going to panto.

Tickets are still available for Dick Whittington at the Manchester Opera House. The show runs until Sunday, 7 January 2018:

  • By phone: 0844 338 5000
22 November 2017
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JB Conventions: HVFF Chicago and Nashville

Heroes and Villains Fan Fest will be back in Chicago and Nashville next year, and John will be there to join in the fun! Come along for a great weekend of autographs, photo ops and John's unique and now-legendary panel!

Tickets and more information from:

Heroes and Villains Chicago, 7-8 April 2018 at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center:

Heroes and Villains Nashville, 12-13 May 2018 at the Nashville Music City Center:

28 November 2017

JB TV: Good Morning Britain

John will be a guest on Good Morning Britain at around 8.20am Wednesday, 29 November, to chat all things panto! GMB airs on ITV (UK only).

25 November 2017

JB TV: Celebrity Juice

The Celebrity Juice Christmas Special, featuring John as a panellist, will air on Thursday, 14 December at 10.00pm on ITV2. Tune in for adult fun and mayhem!

22 November 2017
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JB Convention: HVFF London

Following a massively successful event in 2017, Heroes and Villains Fan Fest is returning to London Olympia in 2018. Join John and lots of other guests for a fun weekend of autographs, photo ops and John's unique and legendary panel!

Tickets and more information from:

24 October 2017
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John Barrowman in Concert - Melbourne

For one fabulous night only, John is taking his concert to Melbourne, Australia. He will be performing at the Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre, on Tuesday, 16 January. Tickets are on general sale from Monday, 30 October, available online or direct from the box office. Full details at:

18 June 2017

JB and CB Comics: Cursed

Legendary Comics are teaming up with John, his sister and co-author Carole, and graphic novelist and writer Erika Lewis to create Cursed, a new comic book series that pits Celtic lore against a modern day anti-hero.

Speaking at Legendary's panel at Awesome Con in Washington DC, John said: "We've always wanted to write a story that pulls together our love of history, our Scottish heritage, and our love of sci-fi and the supernatural. Mix these all together and Cursed was born."

More info from Legendary Comics:

16 June 2017
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JB Convention: Pensacon - Pensacola FL

If you are looking out for events John will be attending in 2018, the first of these has now been announced. John will be at Pensacon in Pensacola FL next February. The event takes place on 23-25 February. John is expected to be there on the Saturday and Sunday.

Full information and tickets:

5 May 2017

JB Panto: Dick Whittington

PANTO! John will be bringing Dick Whittington to the Manchester Opera House for this year's panto, teaming up once again with panto legends, The Krankies.

Michael Harrison, Managing Director of Qdos Entertainment's pantomimes said: "We're absolutely delighted that the ultimate showman, John Barrowman, will be leading the cast of this year's Manchester Opera House pantomime. John is always a favourite with panto audiences, which is no surprise given his immense talent."

Dick Whittington runs at the Manchester Opera House from Saturday, 9 December 2017 until Sunday, 7 January 2018. Tickets available now:

  • By phone: 0844 338 5000
4 May 2017
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JB Conventions: NY/NJ, Atlanta, San Jose

John will be continuing his 2017 convention tour with appearances at:

Heroes and Villains FanFest New York/New Jersey, 16-17 September:

Heroes and Villains FanFest Atlanta, 18-19 November:

Heroes and Villains FanFest San Jose, 2-3 December:

Buy your tickets now for a great weekend of signings, photo ops, John's now-legendary and unique panel - and even more!


30 March 2017
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Orion Chronicles: Nephilim

John and Carole's new novel in the Orion Chronicles series will be titled Nephilim.

Seventeen-year-old Rémy is a Conjuror – someone who can alter reality with his music. But such a talent comes with a price. He and his superpowered friends, Matt and Em Calder, are engaged in a dangerous battle to save humanity as we know it.

If they are to succeed, they must first decide who to trust. An amoral seventeenth-century artist? A quick-witted gang leader? Or a nephilim, half-angel and half-human, with silver-flecked wings? But time is running out. The friends must take action soon. For when fallen angels rule, chaos will reign.

Nephilim will be released in the UK by Head of Zeus in 2017.

10 March 2017
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Conjuror wins Book Award

Conjuror, the latest novel by John and his sister, Carole Barrowman, about the animare twins Matt and Em Calder, has won the 2017 Book Geek Book of the Year award. John and Carole are thrilled that the novel has been chosen for this award.

Read more about the awards and all the winners at:

17 November 2016
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Holy Music Video

John and his husband, Scott, feature in Danielle LoPresti's new music video, Holy, which will be released at 11.18am PST on Friday, 18 November on All proceeds from the video will benefit the One Orlando Fund to benefit the victims, families and survivors of the Pulse Night club shooting.

The video features television star Anna Khaja as a Christian Minister who attempts to save the souls of her LGBT congregation members portrayed by real-life couples and families including John and Scott. The unscripted dialogue between Khaja's Minister and the families throughout the video create a riveting debate over the heart of the Bible's messaging.

4 October 2016
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John awarded HRC Visibility Award

John is honoured to be the recipient of the Human Rights Campaign's Visibility Award. He said, "I am so proud to be given this award by the Human Rights Campaign. It means the world that I am being honored for being me." The Award will be presented on 5 November in Palm Springs.

For more information on the Awards, visit the HRC Facebook page:

10 September 2016
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Torchwood: The Lives of Captain Jack

Captain Jack has led an extraordinary set of lives. We all know he travelled with the Doctor, we all know he ran Torchwood - but what else did he get up to? Find out in The Lives of Captain Jack, a set of four full-cast audio adventures from Big Finish, made under licence from BBC Worldwide, and due for release in June 2017. These four adventures, written by Guy Adams and James Goss, see Captain Jack in different times and on different planets, doing battle with a variety of strange and horrible enemies, from Mother Nothing to the Council Of Three.

"What's great about these stories," says John, "is that they're the kind of episode we didn't have time for on TV – exploring aspects of Jack that you've never seen before in a timey-wimey way. If you're a fan of Captain Jack, or Torchwood or Doctor Who, then I say get them."

To pre-order the box-set, visit:

5 September 2016
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JB Music: Maddie

To mark the 20th anniversary of the Salibsury Playhouse premier of the Stephen Keeling, Shaun McKenna and Steven Dexter musical Maddie, Stage Door have announced the release of a special Deluxe Edition of the Original London Cast Album. The 2-disc set features remastered versions of songs from the original cast recording, new 2016 recordings plus a bonus disc with 25 previously unreleased studio demos of cut songs and alternate versions performed by an illustrious roster of West End stars including John Barrowman and many others.

Due for release in October 2016, you can order your copy of Maddie now from:

29 May 2016
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Torchwood: Outbreak

Coming soon from Big Finish, an exciting new Torchwood audio drama, Torchwood: Outbreak.

"A city under siege, a virus on the loose – and Torchwood is ready! John Barrowman, Gareth David-Lloyd and Eve Myles assemble in a full-cast box-set to be released in November 2016."

To pre-order the box-set, visit:

6 January 2016
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New DC Arrow comic by John and Carole

John and his sister Carole have a new writing collaboration for us, a DC Comic series that explores the back story of John's Arrow character, Malcolm Merlyn. John told TV Insider, "It has to be one of the coolest things we’ve done together."

The comic, Arrow: The Dark Archer, will initially be available in digital format. Twelve chapters will be released bi-weekly starting Wednesday 13 January (available via the DC Comics App,, iBooks,, Google Play, Kindle Store, Nook Store, and iVerse ComicsPlus). A print edition will be available later.

Update 29 May: Carole Barrowman has confirmed that the print version of the comic is scheduled for release on 31 August.

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.

A reminder about online chats. 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 set up a Facebook page and he also uses Twitter and other social media (see links below). He replies at random to some of the tweets from his fans when he's able to, and does occasional Q&As on Facebook.