Count Arthur Strong: Is Anybody Out There?
Grand Theatre Main Auditorium,
8:00pm | 8:00pm
Komedia Entertainment & Live Nation Presents Count Arthur Strong ‘Is There Anybody Out There?’
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.
‘Do not miss this not to be missed type of thing! 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!’. – Arthur
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Cast and Creatives
Delaney created Count Arthur in the 1980s, when he was a drama student at Central School of Speech and Drama in London. In 1997 Delaney resurrected Count Arthur Strong for his character comedy routine in clubs. The character was performed at the Edinburgh Festival for several years and BBC Radio 4 launched a series for him in 2005 entitled Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! The two Christmas Specials won the comedy.co.uk award for Best Radio Sitcom, voted for by the public. The series also won the Sony Gold Comedy Award, the highest accolade for radio comedy, at the Radio Academy Awards in 2009. In 2008 Delaney and Komedia Entertainment partnered with Graham Linehan and Talkback to create a TV version of the radio series: ‘Count Arthur Strong’ (BBC Two). The first series was nominated for a number of British Comedy and BAFTA Awards, including Best Sitcom in both.