Count Arthur Strong
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- Feb 09 2022Feb092022Find ticketsWed 20:00Tivoli Theatre - Wimborne MinsterCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!Low Availability
- Feb 10 2022Feb102022Find ticketsThu 20:00Epsom Playhouse - EpsomCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!
- Feb 11 2022Feb112022Fri 20:00The Stables - Milton Keynes - Milton KeynesCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!Limited AvailabilityFind ticketsThe Stables - Milton Keynes - Milton KeynesCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!Feb 11 202220:00Find tickets
- Feb 12 2022Feb122022Find ticketsSat 20:00Key Theatre - PeterboroughCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!
- Feb 16 2022Feb162022Wed 20:00Mansfield Palace Theatre - MansfieldCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!Find ticketsMansfield Palace Theatre - MansfieldCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!Feb 16 202220:00Find tickets
- Feb 17 2022Feb172022Find ticketsThu 20:00Harrogate Theatre - HarrogateCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!
- Feb 18 2022Feb182022Find ticketsFri 20:00Crewe Lyceum Theatre - CreweCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!
- Feb 19 2022Feb192022Find ticketsSat 20:00Dorking Halls - DorkingCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!
- Feb 24 2022Feb242022Find ticketsThu 20:00City Varieties Music Hall - LeedsCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!Limited Availability
- Feb 25 2022Feb252022Find ticketsFri 20:00Kings Hall Ilkley - IlkleyCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!
- Feb 26 2022Feb262022Sat 20:00Lincoln Performing Arts Centre - LincolnCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!Limited AvailabilityFind ticketsLincoln Performing Arts Centre - LincolnCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!Feb 26 202220:00Find tickets
- Feb 27 2022Feb272022Sun 20:00Wellingborough, The Castle - WellingboroughCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!Find ticketsWellingborough, The Castle - WellingboroughCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!Feb 27 202220:00Find tickets
- Mar 03 2022Mar032022Find ticketsThu 20:00Redditch Palace Theatre - RedditchCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!Low Availability
- Mar 04 2022Mar042022Find ticketsFri 20:00Monmouth Savoy Theatre - MonmouthCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!
- Mar 06 2022Mar062022Find ticketsSun 19:00Leicester Square Theatre - LondonCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!Limited Availability
- Mar 10 2022Mar102022Find ticketsThu 19:30Theatre Royal Margate - MargateCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!
- Mar 11 2022Mar112022Find ticketsFri 20:00Hazlitt Arts Centre - MaidstoneCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!
- Mar 12 2022Mar122022Find ticketsSat 20:00Royal Spa Centre - Leamington SpaCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!
- Mar 13 2022Mar132022Sun 19:30Theatre Royal Winchester - WinchesterCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!Find ticketsTheatre Royal Winchester - WinchesterCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!Mar 13 202219:30Find tickets
- Mar 17 2022Mar172022Find ticketsThu 20:00Hexagon Theatre - ReadingCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!
The eccentric septuagenarian returns to the road in 2022
Comedian and actor Steve Delaney created Count Arthur Strong at drama school in the 1980s. The character’s backstory goes something like this: A faded music hall star over the age of 70. Pompous. Easily distracted. Always ready to perform wherever there might be an audience – especially if it involves making any money. However, Count Arthur Strong isn’t a very professional entertainer and his performances often result in chaos.
In the ’90s and early ’00s, Delaney took his quirky elderly character on the comedy circuit as well as appeared at numerous editions of the Edinburgh Fringe, with his 2002 Forgotten Egypt show – a ventriloquism act with a mummy dummy – receiving huge acclaim.
Radio 4 began airing Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show! in 2005. It ran until 2012 and picked up a Sony Gold Award for Best Radio Comedy in 2009.
Then the character was re-imagined for the BBC2 sitcom Count Arthur Strong, which aired from 2013 to 2017. Written by Delaney and Graham Linehan, it followed a delusional out-of-work star who used to have a radio show and was now attempting to make it big on television.
Count Arthur Strong was back again in 2018 with the Alive And Unplugged tour, his first live solo show in over a decade. That was followed in 2019 by the huge Is There Anybody Out There? tour, during which he combined his showbiz experiences with big questions about science and philosophy that other entertainers are usually afraid to tackle.
The Evening Standard described Delaney’s Count Arthur Strong portrayal as “pure genius and pure tribute to the golden age of vaudeville”, while The Guardian said, “at every turn his performance gives us something to marvel at”.
On 20 November 2020, Count Arthur Strong relented “due to substantial public demand” and allowed himself to be talked into a brand new tour titled And This Is Me! crossing the UK from February to June 2022.
Count Arthur Strong has announced the And This Is Me! tour celebrating his 20th anniversary for 9 February – 12 June 2022.
Count Arthur Strong is taking his brand new show And This Is Me! to UK venues in the following cities in 2022:
- Milton Keynes
- New Brighton
- Tunbridge Wells
- Shanklin, Isle of Wight
Count Arthur Strong has been graciously giving wonderful talks about showbiz on the road for many years, so instead he will use this new show to focus on himself. Audiences can expect to hear about everything from his breakthrough Edinburgh Fringe show, Forgotten Egypt, in 2002 to his latest endeavours in 2022 – as well as memories from his UK tours, award-winning radio show and TV sitcom.
Tickets for most of Count Arthur Strong’s 2022 tour dates are on sale now. Added dates (10 Mar, 10 Apr – 3 Jun) go on sale at 10:00 on 26 March 2021.