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.