Comedy & Entertainment

Jonny & the Baptists: Eat the Poor 

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Thu 11 May | 8.30pm | Tickets £12 (£10) | Foyle Studio | Age 14+

Three quarters of MPs are millionaires. A third of the country lives below the poverty line. Whatever your politics, Jonny & the Baptists think it's worth talking about. Setting out to explore the gap between rich and poor, Jonny & the Baptists’ lives turn upside down when Jonny betrays Paddy for financial gain. As Jonny enjoys the highlife with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jerry Hall, Paddy falls into homelessness and despair.

A riotously funny epic about inequality, friendship and betrayal from the multi-award-nominated musical comedians, as featured on Radio 4’s The Now Show and the BBC’s Live at Television Centre. From frontman Jonny Donahoe, Drama Desk Award nominated star and co-writer of international hit Every Brilliant Thing.

Running time: 1hr50 including a short 'warm-up' set by the act and an interval before the full Eat The Poor show.

Find out more about Jonny & the Baptists on their website, Facebook and Twitter.

"Wickedly amusing" ★★★★

The Times

"Spirited comedy... broad, daft & punchy" ★★★★

The Guardian

"Superbly crafted... very funny" ★★★★


"Uproarious satire from a double-act at the height of their powers" ★★★★

The Stage​

"The political edge of 80s alternative comedy – a pop-soul voice to win X Factor"

Stewart Lee, Observer

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