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Tuesday 21 February 2017

The Sound Of Mucus: Count Arthur Strong Pays Tribute To His Favourite Musical @ Theatre Royal Brighton

Count Arthur Strong, who made Komedia in Garnder Street his home, will, following the successful transfer to TV in his own sitcom, grace the stage of Theatre Royal Brighton, this spring.

The lauded character comedian became a Komedia feature throughout the last decade, developing his cult Edinburgh shows at the Brighton venue, and then taking up residency with annual recordings of the Sony Award Winning Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show! 

BAFTA award winning writer, Graham Linehan (Father Ted and The IT Crowd) joined forces with Steve Delaney and Rory Kinnear for the series, which followed the world of Count Arthur Strong (Delaney), a bumbling faded variety act, prone to delusions of grandeur, selective memory loss and the blurting out of malapropisms

Graham Linehan said"Every time Steve does the voice I'm cracking up, and I suddenly know what the next line should be, or the next scene, exactly how and where he can be funny. 

"Steve has an approach to Arthur that is instinctive and warm, and I'm looking forward to getting deeper into that." 

Count Arthur Strong was never as famous as he thought he was… or still thinks he is. 

Now Arthur's days are all about opportunity with another great entertainment triumph only a phone call away. 

But until that call comes Arthur spends his day making the most of what comes along creating chaos and confusion wherever he goes – blissfully unaware that he has done so.

Steve Delaney adds: "I've had the best time 'doing' Arthur for almost two decades and to now have someone like Graham to lean on through it wass tremendous. There is no one I'd rather work with. But don't  tell him that."

Delaney created the Count Arthur character in the 1980s when he was a drama student at Central School of Speech and Drama in London.  

In 1997 Delaney resurrected Strong for the Edinburgh Fringe, an outing that gained a commendation from the Perrier Award panel. 

In 2005 he was given his own BBC Radio 4 series entitled Count Arthur Strong's Radio Show!  

The series recently won the award for Best Radio Sitcom

Count Arthur Strong in The Sound Of Mucus at Theatre Royal Brighton on Sunday 2nd April 2017. CLICK HERE for more info. 

by: Mike Cobley


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