Arthur Smith: My 75 Years at the Edinburgh Fringe

Comedy (theatre)

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Description

Arthur Smith’s love letter to the playground of the imagination that is the Edinburgh Fringe on its 75th birthday. Recalling some of the triumphs, disasters, love affairs and arrests of his many Augusts in Auld Reekie. Hamlet, Colditz, Leonard Cohen, Dante, dementia, Arthur's Seat, Gary Lineker and the Leith Police all feature in this moving hour of revelations, songs, poems, gags and bad costumes. This is Arthur's last-ever Edinburgh show so you had better be there. ‘There are Fringe legends and then there is Arthur Smith’ (Bruce Dessau, Times).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
  • Accessible entry: Queue in courtyard. Once inside either remain in ground level seating or five steps down to stage level. All seating moveable.
  • Wheelchair access type: Temporary Ramp

  • Stairs: 2 - 5
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

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David Cox 1 day ago

To read our 4 star DARKCHAT review please click on this link:
https://www.darkchat.co.uk/team/arthur-smith%3A-my-75-years-at-the-edinburgh-fringe

Alan Copland 1 day ago

Great Fun, I found the show both funny and moving. Nice mix of comedy and pathos with the songs and poetry. Special guest (non-speaking part) was a special treat!

Alexander Guy 6 days ago

Loved it...was lucky enough to see Arthurs show 'Sid' a few years ago and along with new stories and songs was nice to hear part of that revisited.

Although affected by CBA i do hope it doesn't stop him coming back for a few more shows in the future.

Sean Davis 6 days ago

(***)
The well travelled comedian covers the Fringe from its beginnings, and his shows there from 1977. His shows have varied from early zany comedy with plates crashed on people’s heads to Leonard Cohen homages. His mix of laconic humor goes down well.


It is early in the Fringe, and I have seen 58 shows of the around 160 I will see. So far, this was the 19th most enjoyable I have seen at the Fringe this year. You may see my other three-sentence reviews, in order from most enjoyable to worst, at my non-commercial website: https://fringefan.com/

Zoe Arnold-Bennett 7 days ago

What a joy! We laughed, sang and occasionally held back a tear. Plus a surprising special guest. Thank you.


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One4Review (4.5/5 stars) 3 days ago

A Fringe legend

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Squirrel Comedy 4 days ago

Arthur is an Edinburgh Fringe icon and must-see artiste with the room absolutely jammed with excited fans. I recommend becoming one of them.

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