Arthur Smith and Syd
The Bill Murray, Islington, United Kingdom
Arthur Smith tells the funny, terrifying story of his father Syd, POW and PC on night duty in 1950s London - an ordinary man who lived through extraordinary times.
£5 to reserve a seat or Pay What You Want at the venue.
In Edinburgh last year Arthur Smith led the Smithereens in a musical about his father. Here is the slimmed down Arthur only version
Syd Smith fought at El Alamein, became a P.O.W., 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.
“There are Fringe legends and then there is Arthur Smith” (Bruce Dessau – Evening Standard)