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Count Arthur Strong is heading for Derbyshire

Count Arthur Strong.
Count Arthur Strong.

Showbiz giant Count Arthur Strong is touring to Derbyshire this month on his first solo show for several years.

During his performances in Buxton on April 21 and Derby on April 29, he will delve into his box of video cassettes to share the highlights of his glittering TV career and the trademark stories which endear him to the public.

Count Arthur Strong was created by Stephen Delaney whilst he was studying drama in the 1980s. Arthur’s first outing was at Edinburgh Fringe in 1997, which saw Delaney win a commendation and develop a cult following.

In 2004 Count Arthur Strong gained his own sitcom on BBC Radio 4 before moving on to TV on BBC2 and BBC1. Running for five years, the sitcom was nominated for several British Comedy and BAFTA awards.

If you only buy one ticket for something this year make sure it’s Count Arthur Strong’s Live and Unplugged show.

Catch the fun at Buxton Opera House on Saturday, April 21. Tickets £25.50. Call 01298 72190 or visit: www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

The show also visits Derby Theatre on Sunday, April 29. Tickets from £20. Call 01332 593939 or visit: www.derbytheatre.co.uk