Doors Open 6:00 PM
Performing: Arthur Smith
This event is for over 14s only - No refunds will be issued for under 14s.
A critical and word-of-mouth hit at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Arthur Smith now premieres his acclaimed new show.
Just as Degas felt compelled to revisit his ballet dancers and David Attenborough his gorillas, so Arthur Smith has turned again to Leonard Cohen.
It is 14 years since Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen, a melodicomic extravaganza which he performed with Ronnie Golden. It ran in Edinburgh, the West End, at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival and was recorded for BBC Radio 4. It is still a favourite repeat on R4 Extra.
In this entirely new show Smith’s reflections on dementia, enthusiasm, comedy and death are marinated in Cohen’s music; his rendition of the songs is hugely enhanced by the fabulous Smithereens: Kirsty Newton, Carrie Marx and Ali Day and by the show’s director/ script adviser, Kevin Day.
Arthur Smith has been a comedian since the early 80s and has also written stage plays such as An Evening with Gary Lineker and The Live Bed Show, both of which transferred to the West End. His autobiography, My Name Is Daphne Fairfax, was published to critical acclaim in 2009. Arthur is a regular presenter on BBC Radio 4 and 4 Extra, appears in the series Grumpy Old Men and the One Show and tours the country with his stand up. In 2008 he won the Edinburgh Festival Spirit of the Fringe Award.