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A riotous and heartfelt comedy

Jonny and The Baptists
30 January 2017

A riotous and heartfelt musical comedy for our times, Jonny & the Baptists’ Edinburgh Fringe hit Eat the Poor comes to The Salberg from Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 March.

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.

Created through extensive research travelling across the country in early 2016, the show combines contemporary satire and inventive musical silliness with an epic personal story. 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.

Nominated for five major awards, Jonny & the Baptists – real names Jonny Donahoe and Paddy Gervers – have rapidly become one of the UK's hottest live musical comedy acts. A toe-tapping comedy about inequality, friendship and revolution in modern Britain, 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.

Eat the Poor is in The Salberg at Salisbury Playhouse for just three performances from Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 March. For tickets or more information please contact the Ticket Office on 01722 320333 or visit the show page