• Tickets: £14
  • Ages: 14+

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Jonny & The Baptists are joined by special guests for an evening of comedy.

Eleanor Morton

Eleanor Morton is a Scottish stand-up, writer and actor who started performing stand-up when she was 18 years old. Her 2019 Fringe show ‘Post-Morton’ was one of the Fest’s Picks of the Fringe. Eleanor’s notable gigs in her early career include supporting Josie Long and Tony Law. Recently she supported Stewart Francis on his Pun Gent tour, and Frankie Boyle on his Hurt Like You’ve never Been Loved tour. She appeared on BBC Comedy Presents at the Fringe in 2019. Eleanor has written for The Newsquiz, The Now Show and Newsjack.

A nuanced and exceedingly funny hour’ ★★★★ Fest
★★★★★ Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
‘Smart, biting and Funny’ (The Wee Review, ★★★★)
“A thoroughly enjoyable hour of accomplished and skilful stand-up” The Skinny
‘Charmingly Whimsical’ The Guardian
‘Eleanor Morton is a delight – clever, inventive and super funny’ Josie Long

Bilal Zafar

Bilal Zafar is a stand-up comedian, writer and actor. He was nominated for Best Newcomer at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe and won the ‘Hackney Empire New Act of the year’ award in the same year.  He has appeared on BBC1, Channel 4, BBC Radio 4 and has written for The Independent and The Guardian.

“Delivers big laughs” – The Guardian
“Fascinating and hilarious in equal measure” – The Times

Jonny & The Baptists

Musical satirists Jonny & the Baptists – real names Jonny Donahoe & Paddy Gervers – are among the hottest musical comedy acts on the UK scene, regularly appearing on TV, radio, at festivals and most recently a 50-date UK tour of their hit show Eat The Poor. From silly songs to satirical anthems, their riotous live blend of comedy and rock gig has won adoring fans across the country.

Jonny & the Baptists have regularly appeared on BBC Radio 4 including The Now Show, The Infinite Monkey Cage, and Sketchorama; and recently appeared on the BBC TV’s Live at Television Centre. They have topped the iTunes comedy chart with single Farage, supported Mark Thomas on tour and appeared at major festivals from Latitude and Kaleidoscope to Tolpuddle Martyrs and Greenbelt.

Parking & Access

Parking

There are a number of Blue Badge parking spaces nearby on Beaumont Street, and more on New Inn Hall Street and St Giles.

The closest car park is Gloucester Green Car Park, accessed via Gloucester Street.

If you have any questions or concerns, the City Council’s Access Officer can be reached at 01865 249811.

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Access

Patrons with a disability are eligible for one free companion ticket with their booking. To book this, contact the ticket office: tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk or 01865 263990.

There are two entrances to the Old Fire Station: 40 George Street via the foyer, and on Gloucester Green via the shop. Both are step-free. If you are coming to a show, we ask that you use the George Street entrance, as the Gloucester Green entrance is not always open.

There is level entry to the foyer of the Old Fire Station, and step-free access to the main Theatre (where most shows take place) and Studio space via lift. All spaces in the building are wheelchair-accessible via lift apart from the Theatre balcony and the Loft. If an event is in the Loft, this will be clearly stated on the event’s web page.

If you are a wheelchair user attending a sit-down show, space will be reserved for you. If you are attending a standing gig, please contact us (call Alex on 01865 263980 or e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk) and we will talk with you about your needs.

There are six steps leading up to the Loft space. If you would like to discuss hire of the space, or any of the events taking place in the Loft, please get in touch.

We try to programme as much accessible work as we can.

A video showing the foyer, the theatre door and the accessible toilet, from the George Street entrance.

Facilities

Accessible toilet
There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor, accessible via platform lift. Other toilets are in the basement (accessible via lift).

Hearing assistance system
The Theatre is equipped with a hearing assistance system. If you have any questions about using it, please e-mail us at tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk or phone 01865 263980.

Assistance dogs
All types of assistance and guide dogs are welcome at the Old Fire Station. It would be great if you could let us know in advance if you will be bringing a working dog to any performances – just e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk.

Strobe lighting
We will warn visitors on the website and in the foyer of the venue if a performance is going to contain strobe lighting. If lighting affects you, and you have any concerns, please call Alex on 01865 263980 or e-mail tickets@oldfirestation.org.uk.