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When You Fall Down: The Buster Keaton Story

1st Aug 2018 - 27th Aug 2018

The Cellar - Pleasance Courtyard

12:05pm

Suitable for all ages

Overview

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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.' (LondonPubTheatres.com)

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

"In this exquisite new one-man show... Dangerfield’s dance, mime and physicality are riveting, and can be compared directly with Keaton’s". ★★★★★ (ThreeWeeks)

"James Dangerfield has succeeded so magnificently in bringing Buster to life before our eyes... it's a thrilling 50 minutes... I urge you to see it." ★★★★ (LondonTheatre1)

"Dangerfield is a natural performer with charm and talent in abundance, and the show is a joy to watch." ★★★★ (VoiceMag)

"An impeccable performance and a sublime show... Enchanting yet informative, full of slapstick, beautiful music, and a dash of pathos – a gargantuan effort by writer/performer James Dangerfield." ★★★★ (Mind The Blog)

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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"In this exquisite new one-man show... Dangerfield’s dance, mime and physicality are riveting, and can be compared directly with Keaton’s."
5 stars
ThreeWeeks
"James Dangerfield has succeeded so magnificently in bringing Buster to life before our very eyes... a thrilling 50 minutes which sent me away wanting to both rewatch the films and find out more about Buster...during the course of 50 minutes he acts, dances, sings, mimes, draws and most movingly gives voice to Buster the man... I urge you to see it."
4 stars
LondonTheatre1
"An impeccable performance and a sublime show... Enchanting yet informative, full of slapstick, beautiful music, and a dash of pathos – a gargantuan effort by writer/performer James Dangerfield."
4 stars
Mind The Blog

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