When You Fall Down: The Buster Keaton Story

1st Aug 2018 - 27th Aug 2018

The Cellar - Pleasance Courtyard


Suitable for all ages


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Through slapstick, songs and soft shoe shuffle, follow the triumphs and trials of silent star Buster Keaton making his iconic movies. As the world whirls around, his marriage failing, his career at threat and turning to the bottle, Buster must hit his mark as he films his most dangerous ever stunt.

An award-winning one-man musical, performed in the US for Buster's own family and endorsed by The International Buster Keaton Society.

'Entertaining, engaging and full of charm.' (

'When You Fall Down is a triumph' (Binnie Brennan, Keaton author).

With music, mime, magic and just a few pratfalls, When You Fall Down tells the incredible true story of movie star Buster Keaton.

Recreating Buster's actual routines, this brand new musical has been performed in Michigan (USA), Paris (France), in Bristol and sell-out shows across London (UK). 

Suitable both for fans of Buster and those completely new to "The Great Stone Face", this unprecedented show pays tribute to a man who always got back on his feet, no matter how many times he fell down.

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