Filmed during his now legendary Edinburgh Fringe breakout run in 2002, this limited re-release is now available to order.
This is Arthur as he was then… any resemblance to any other Count Arthur Strong, living or dead, is purely coincidental.
At the time, we described the show thus:
Count Arthur is a pot-pouri of E L Wisty, Captain Mainwaring and Basil Faulty. He has reached a certain age of forgetfulness, with slight deafness resulting in sporadic and unnecessary shouting and stubborn cantankerousness.
The Pyramids! The Sphinx! Falafels! Sir Elgin Marbles! The remarkable Count Arthur Strong delivers an instructional talk on the mysteries of Ancient Egypt and turns back the sands of time with the aid of a spectacular slide show.
Marvel as you see light shed where no light was previously shed before.
- “The funniest character comedy I’ve seen since Steve Coogan” Johnny Vegas
- “Cry with laughter, ache for oxygen and watch in awe” The Independent
- “Without doubt the finest comic character around” BBC Online
- “Strong was brilliant…probably the best, character-based comedy act at this year’s Fringe.” The Scotsman
- “You won’t see many funnier sights at this year’s Fringe.” The Guardian
- “A brilliant eccentric comic creation” Edinburgh Evening News