When You Fall Down: The Buster Keaton Story - Edinburgh Preview

14th Jul 2018

StageSpace - Pleasance London



Through slapstick, songs and soft shoe shuffle, follow the triumphs and trials of silent film star Buster Keaton making his iconic movies.

As the world whirls around, his marriage failing, his best friend on trial, his career at threat and turning to the bottle, Buster must hit his mark as he films his most dangerous ever stunt.

With music, mime, magic and re-creations of Buster’s routines, this unprecedented show pays tribute to a man who always got back on his feet, no matter how many times he fell down.

"When You Fall Down" has been performed in the USA for Buster's own family and is endorsed by The International Buster Keaton Society

'Entertaining, engaging and full of charm.' (

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

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