Arthur Smith: SYD

Arthur Smith

20th Aug 2021

AMATA at Falmouth University - Pleasance Online



Written by Arthur Smith with live music from Kirsty Newton.
Directed by Kevin Day.

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

★★★★★‘A touching and funny tribute to Arthur Smith’s own father. Beautiful.’ (Young Perspective)
‘An hour of nostalgia and song that will leave you moved." (Broadway Baby)

The Times ‘Critic’s Choice: Top Comedy Pick’ and The List ‘Top Tip’ show.

Part of The Edinburgh Fringe Digital Showcase, in partnership with The Academy of Music & Theatre Arts (AMATA) at Falmouth University.

Throughout August audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic range of theatre shows from Cornish and non-Cornish artists, direct from Falmouth. The world-class broadcast and creation studio's at AMATA will be turned into live-streaming hubs to broadcast exclusive Fringe performances online.

Tickets for online live streams and to the physical live-streaming hub at AMATA are on sale now via the AMATA Box Office – click BOOK NOW to be directed.

This project is funded by the Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants, Falmouth University, Pleasance Theatre Trust, AMATA, Hall for Cornwall, and supported by Sennheiser.

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