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Count Arthur Strong has announced his Is There Anybody Out There? tour, kicking off in September 2019. The run sees the radio, TV and stage staple deliver a brand new show.
Count Arthur Strong is the brainchild of comedian Steve Delaney, who premiered the character on BBC Radio 4 before making the jump to TV in 2013. Created during Delaney’s time as a drama student in the 1980s, Strong is a mostly out-of-work elderly thespian, built around the people Delaney has met in his time as an actor.
Strong’s comedy has become widely celebrated, with acclaimed repeat runs at Edinburgh Festival Fringe and regular TV and radio appearances.
“Do not miss this not to be missed type of thing,” Strong announces. “If I wasn’t in the show I’d deﬁnitely be in the audience watching myself intently. Laughing and learning in equal measure. Thoroughly happy to pay the admission fee and deﬁnitely not asking for a refund. Also not rustling sweet wrappers and ﬁddling with my sodding telephone with a gormless expression on my face. See you there!”
Check out the full description of the show below:
As well as being the all-round entertainer we all know and love from the telly, Count Arthur Strong is also a lifelong fan of astronomy, since having been given a microscope, or whatever it is they use, for Christmas when he was a small precocious baby. In fact, it’s said the ﬁrst word he spoke was ‘Uranus’. In this, his brand-new show, he seamlessly combines the very best showbiz entertainment you’ll currently ﬁnd, in the world, possibly? as he wrestles with some of the big questions that other all-round entertainers shy away from. Such as:
Are we alone in the universe?
Is there life on Mars bars?
2lbs of potatoes.
Packet of ginger nuts.
Don’t lose this shopping list.
And check out Count Arthur Strong in action from season 3 of his BBC sitcom below:
Here are those dates:
20 September 2019 – Opera House, Buxton
5 October 2019 – Savoy Theatre, Monmouth
9 October 2019 – Town Hall, Hawick
12 October 2019 – Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy
17 October 2019 – The Dukes, Lancester
20 October 2019 – Memorial Hall, Sheffield
23 October 2019 – The Atkinson, Southport
3 November 2019 – Leicester Square Theatre, London
7 November 2019 – Royal and Derngate, Northampton
8 November 2019 – De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea
10 November 2019 – Derby Theatre, Derby
28 November 2019 – Winding Wheel, Chesterfield
Tickets for Count Arthur Strong will be available from 10:00 on Friday 14 December 2018 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.