Doncaster 'born' comic Count Arthur Strong announces 20th anniversary tour
He’s an eccentric, ageing, former music hall performer from Doncaster – and comic creation Count Arthur Strong is heading back out on the road for 2022.
The elderly, out of work and pompous actor labours under the belief he’s a showbiz legend – and creator Steve Delaney has starred as him in several hit TV and radio shows charting his life and times.
The character’s back story says he's from Doncaster – but Delaney himself hails from Leeds – so there’s plenty of Yorkshire humour for fans to enjoy.
And the 2022 20th Anniversary Tour will see the Count visit venues up and down the country, delivering his own unique brand of humour.
The character has been described as "a mixture of physical and mental clumsiness, mirthful malapropisms and Tourettic tics, whose pride forbids him from ever conceding fallibility, even as his world crashes around him".
Delaney says Count Arthur is based on many influences and people from his youth from the 1960s onward: next-door neighbours, relatives, and eccentric shopkeepers.
Now. after years of giving his wonderful lectures, Count Arthur has bowed to public demand and been talked into making the show about himself for once.
From his breakthrough Edinburgh Fringe show Forgotten Egypt in 2002 to talking about himself in 2022, he has two decades of memories to share from his national tours, multi award-winning radio show and BAFTA-nominated sitcom.
Tickets for the brand new And This Is Me! tour go on sale from 10am on Friday 27 November 2020.
FEB 9 2022 Tivoli Theatre - Wimborne Minster
FEB 10 Epsom Playhouse
FEB 11 The Stables - Milton Keynes
FEB 12 Key Theatre - Peterborough
FEB 16 Mansfield Palace Theatre
FEB 17 Harrogate Theatre - HarrogateCount Arthur Strong: And This is Me!
FEB 18 Crewe Lyceum Theatre
FEB 19 Dorking Halls - Dorking
FEB 24 City Varieties Music Hall - Leeds
FEB 25 Kings Hall Ilkley - Ilkley
FEB 26 Lincoln Performing Arts Centre - Lincoln
FEB 27 Wellingborough, The Castle - Wellingborough
MAR 4 Monmouth Savoy Theatre - Monmouth
MAR 6 Leicester Square Theatre - London
MAR 11 Hazlitt Arts Centre - Maidstone
MAR 12 Royal Spa Centre - Leamington Spa
MAR 13 Theatre Royal Winchester - Winchester
MAR 17 Hexagon Theatre - Reading
MAR 20 Northcott Theatre - Exeter
MAR 24 Scarborough Spa Theatre
MAR 27 Tyne Theatre - Newcastle Upon Tyne
MAR 30 The Brindley Theatre - Cheshire
MAR 31 The Dukes - Lancaster
APR 1 Floral Pavilion Theatre - Merseyside
APR 2 Shrewsbury Theatre Severn - Shrewsbury
APR 7 Tunbridge Wells Assembly Hall - Tunbridge Wells
APR 8 Shanklin Theatre - Isle of Wight
APR 9 De La Warr Pavilion - Bexhill on Sea
JUN 2 Bridlington Spa Centre - Bridlington
JUN 5 The Lowry - Salford Quays
JUN 9 Palace Theatre, Southend - Southend-On-Sea
JUN 10 Theatre Royal - Brighton - Brighton
JUN 11 Richmond Theatre - London
JUN 12 The Alexandra - Birmingham