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Arthur Smith's Syd Photo by Steve Ullathorne

Comedy: Arthur Smith's Syd

In Edinburgh last year, comedian Arthur Smith led the Smithereens in a musical about his father - an ordinary man who lived in extraordinary times. Here is the slimmed-down Arthur-only version.

Syd Smith fought at El Alamein, became a prisoner-of-war, and ended the war in the notorious Colditz Castle in Germany.

In the 1950s PC Syd patrolled London’s South Bank and met a gallery of characters, whom he tried his best not to arrest.

Arthur tells this 20th-century story with laughter, amazement and a hilarious photo.

Smith’s show was The Times' Critics' Choice for Top Comedy Pick and The List's Top Tip show!

A touching and funny tribute to Arthur Smith's own father. Beautiful ★★★★★

There are Fringe legends and then there is Arthur Smith
Bruce Dessau – Evening Standard

Pre-performance dining

The Green Room is open for pre-performance dining from 12pm, with à la carte options served all day from 12pm. A pre-theatre menu is available from 5pm at £22 for two courses and £25 for three.

You can now book and pay for your pre-theatre dining and ticket together either online or via the box office on 01946 692422.

Please note the restaurant is very busy before performances and reservations are essential. If booking pre-theatre menu with tickets online, please state your preferred time for dining in the booking notes field and we will contact you to confirm your reservation.

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Book your show ticket along with The Green Room gourmet burger plus a premium bottled beer for £30 per person (booking fee may apply). Choose from meat or falafel burger; alternative drinks are available.

Performance times and tickets

  • Friday 11 October • 8pm
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    Pre-paid dining
    Three-course menu £25 • two-course menu £22 • beer + burger £10

    Plus booking fee

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