Jonny and the Baptists: Eat the Poor

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Thu 6 Apr, 20:00

Advisory 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.

A riotously funny epic about friendship, inequality 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.

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.

Frontman Jonny Donahoe, is the Drama Desk Award nominated star and co-writer of international hit Every Brilliant Thing.

Ticket information

£14, £12 concessions or members - become a member

Jonny & the Baptists: Eat The Poor - UK Tour Trailer 2017

Jonny & the Baptists: Eat The Poor - UK Tour Trailer 2017


  • 'Spirited comedy... broad, daft & punchy'

    **** The Guardian
  • '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

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

Box office is open at South Street Arts Centre on performance days one hour before the show (subject to availability)

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