ARTHUR SMITH

Arthur Smith: Syd: Pleasance Dome, Edinburgh, 2018

Every Edinburgh Fringe that I am very fortunate to attend, I always try and make a point of seeing Arthur Smith.  In August 2018, his show Syd told the story of his father who fought at El Alamein, became a Prisoner of War and ended up in Colditz Castle in Germany.  In the 1950s his father became a Policeman patrolling the streets of London’s Southbank and meeting characters who evaded arrest.  Smith told the story with poignancy, comedy and music and was backed by the ever-faithful Smithereens.  The show was a touching tribute from a fringe legend to his dad.

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