Arthur Smith: Syd

3rd Aug 2018 - 19th Aug 2018

Queen Dome - Pleasance Dome


Suitable for ages 16 and above


Following the success of Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen, the comedian, again accompanied by the mellifluous Smithereens, tells the story of his own father in this brand-new show.

Syd Smith fought at El Alamein, became a POW and ended the war in the notorious Colditz Castle in Germany. In the 1950s PC Syd patrolled London's South Bank and met a gallery of characters, whom he tried his best not to arrest.

Arthur tells this enthralling 20th-century story with laughter, music (from Ray Davies and others), reflections and a hilarious photo.

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"warm, touching and heartfelt…unlike anything else you’re likely to see at the Fringe this year"
5 stars
Daily Business Magazine
“A touching and funny tribute to Arthur Smith's own father. Beautiful”
5 stars
Young Perspective

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