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Dukes Musical Comedy: Jonny & the Baptists' 'Eat the Poor'

Chris Satori


Jonny & the Baptists return to The Dukes on April 12 at 8pm with a riotous and heartfelt musical comedy for our times – Eat The Poor.

This Edinburgh Fringe hit about inequality, friendship and revolution, combines contemporary satire and inventive musical silliness with an epic personal story.

Many of the UK’s MPs are millionaires yet 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 high life with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jerry Hall, Paddy falls into homelessness and despair.

Eat The Poor is the latest touring show from a duo whose broadcast appearances include Radio 4’s The Now Show and the BBC’s Live at Television Centre.

Jonny & the Baptists – whose real names are Jonny Donahoe and Paddy Gerveers – have rapidly become one of the UK's hottest live musical comedy acts. Winning rave national reviews for their climate change comedy The End Is Nigh which they performed at The Dukes last year, they’ve also topped the iTunes comedy chart with their single, Farage.

Alongside their successful partnership, Paddy has a cult following for his podcast Podshambles while Jonny has been nominated for a New York Drama Desk Award for his hit one-man show Every Brilliant Thing which he presented at The Dukes in 2015.

Tickets for Eat The Poor are priced £13/£11 concessions.

For more information and to book, ring The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or check

Comedy at The Dukes is recommended for anyone aged 16 plus.

Others appearing at the Dukes this spring are:  Sara Pascoe (April 6); Bridget Christie (April 27) and Katy Brand (May 27).