‘EAT THE POOR’ – Our Brand New Show!

It’s that time of the year again! We will be performing our show ‘JONNY & THE BAPTISTS: EAT THE POOR’ as previews at a whole host of venues in July, followed by a full month run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August! Check out our GIGS PAGE for more information.

Here’s all the information you could ever need:

Musical satirists JONNY & THE BAPTISTS’ new show EAT THE POOR follows their acclaimed 40-date spring 2016 UK tour of The End Is Nigh and recent appearance on the BBC’s Live at Television Centre.

In 2009, future Prime Minister David Cameron forgot how many houses he owned. Within five years, homelessness had doubled…

Setting out to explore the ever-increasing gap between rich and poor, Jonny & the Baptists’ lives turn upside down when Jonny has the chance to betray Paddy for financial gain. As Jonny enjoys a wealth of parties with Andrew Lloyd Webber and even marries Jerry Hall, Paddy falls into homelessness and despair.

A riotous musical comedy epic about friendship, inequality and betrayal, EAT THE POOR sees the multi-award-nominees continue to grow in scope and ambition – and even dabble in a small amount of actual economics. The show was developed with support from Arts Council England, Pentabus Theatre, Arts at the Old Fire Station Oxford and London’s Old Red Lion.

One of the UK’s hottest live musical comedy acts with ever-increasing live audiences from several hit tours and festivals, Jonny & the Baptists have been regulars on BBC Radio 4’s The Now Show and once topped the iTunes Comedy Chart with single ‘Farage’. They have also supported Mark Thomas on tour and recently appeared on the BBC’s Live at Television Centre. Alongside, Jonny Donahoe has been nominated for a New York Drama Desk Award for his hit one-man show Every Brilliant Thing on international tour, while Paddy Gervers has a cult following for acclaimed podcast ‘Podshambles’.

See you there!

‘The End Is Nigh’ 2016 TOUR!

Throughout March, April and May we will be touring our show ‘The End Is Nigh’.

Last year, Jonny accidentally told his four-year-old niece that climate change would end the world. To stop her crying, he and Paddy promised to fix it. They really tried very hard…

Our newest show, THE END IS NIGH offers our most personal – and apocalyptic – venture to date. Featuring barnstorming satirical rock to flights of brilliant silliness, the show blends comedy, theatre and rock gig in a captivating story of family, friendship and environmental disaster. At least that is what our press release says.

The tour opens with a week at The Drum in Plymouth from 29th March – 2nd May before travelling to many of the UK’s leading theatres, arts centres and rural touring venues over 40 dates. The show first premiered in 2015 at Paines Plough’s Roundabout Theatre (Southbank Centre London / Edinburgh Fringe), and was developed with support from Arts Council England and Pentabus Theatre.

Here are the dates, check out our GIGS page to see more and book tickets! I will put them up there as soon as they become available.

FULL LISTINGS

Supporting Wall presents

JONNY & THE BAPTISTS: THE END IS NIGH – UK Tour, 29 March – 27 May 2016.

29 Mar – 2 Apr | The Drum, Plymouth

3 Apr | Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

7 & 8 Apr | Old Fire Station, Oxford

9 Apr | The Spring Arts Centre, Havant

11 Apr | Farnham Maltings

12 & 13 Apr | Northern Stage, Newcastle

15 Apr | Cambridge Junction

16 Apr | The Dukes, Lancaster

17 Apr | Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol

21 Apr | Lakeside Theatre, Colchester

22 Apr | Watson Institute, Castle Carrock

23 Apr | Hepscott Parish Hall

24 Apr | New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich

26 Apr | Norwich Playhouse

28 Apr | Harlow Playhouse

30 Apr – 1 May | Machynlleth Comedy Festival

4 May | MAC, Birmingham

5 May | Unity Theatre, Liverpool

6 May | The Lowry, Salford

7 May | Fritwell Village Hall, Oxfordshire

9 May | Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

10 – 14 May | Bike Shed Theatre, Exeter

19 May | Bell Inn, Ticehurst

20 May | Bridport Arts Centre

21 May | Pound Arts, Corsham

24 & 25 May | Soho Theatre, London

26 May | The Poly, Falmouth

27 May | Calstock Village Hall

THAT IS LOADS OF SHOWS.

Hopefully see every single one of you there at least twice,

Big love,

Paddy & Jonny XX