Arthur Smith: SYD

Arthur Smith

2nd Aug 2019 - 17th Aug 2019

Forth - Pleasance Courtyard


Suitable for ages 16 and above


Important information:

This show contains strong language.

The story of an ordinary man who lived through extraordinary times, told with love, laughter and song.

'A touching and funny tribute to Arthur Smith's own father. Beautiful' ***** (

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 20th-century story with laughter, music reflections and a hilarious photo.

'Rather lovely' (Times)

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Syd is a funny and touching account of a life well lived
4 stars
The Arts Desk

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