Arthur Smith’s show My First 75 Years In Comedy will transfer to Pleasance London in March 2023.
Following a sold out and acclaimed run at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, London audiences will be able to catch up with Arthur as he reminisces about his many years visiting the Fringe, his stand up career and the adventures he has had along the way.
This is Arthur Smith’s love letter to the world of comedy and the playground of the imagination that is the Edinburgh Fringe which celebrated its 75th anniversary this year. He tells the story of the great city and its festivals, his life on the London comedy circuit and recalls some of the triumphs, disasters, love affairs and arrests along the way.
Hamlet, Colditz, Leonard Cohen, Dante, dementia, Gary Lineker and the Leith Police all feature in this moving hour of revelations, songs, poems, and gags.
Announcing the transfer to London, Arthur Smith said: “Ever since they chose to name Arthur’s Seat in my honour, I have felt obliged to study this glorious city and delve into the history of its ridiculous and brilliant Festival. It led me to doing shows all over Britain and abroad and I am proud to tell you all about my years of making people laugh.”
Arthur has been a comedian for a very long time and is also a successful playwright with both An Evening with Gary Lineker and The Live Bed Show transferring to the West End. His autobiography, My Name Is Daphne Fairfax, was published to critical acclaim in 2009.
My First 75 Years In Comedy is at Pleasance 16th – 18th March 2023.