An award-winning one man musical about silent movie star Buster Keaton. The story of a man who always got back on his feet, no matter how many times he fell down.
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Through slapstick, songs and soft shoe shuffle, follow the triumphs and trials of silent film star Buster Keaton as he makes his iconic movies. As the world whirls around him, his marriage failing and his best friend on trial, Buster turns to the bottle. With his career in danger, Buster must hit his mark as he shoots the most dangerous stunt of all. With re-creations of Buster’s tricks, mime and magic, this award-winning show is a tribute to “The Great Stone Face”; a man who always got back on his feet, no matter how many times he fell down.
Written and performed “in true Buster Keaton fashion” (Mind The Blog) by James Dangerfield, don’t miss a chance to see this “amusing and heartbreaking” (Voice Mag) new musical.
When You Fall Down previewed in London in fall 2017, before travelling to the US where it was seen by Buster’s own family. It has toured the UK, including sell-out London shows and a West End appearance at The Other Palace. It has been performed at The Slapstick Festival, Bristol and in Paris, France. In August 2018 When You Fall Down had a month-long run at The Pleasance Edinburgh, with many sell-out performances, several 5 and 4 star reviews and an invitation to appear on Pick of The Fringe. In Edinburgh the show won a prestigious ThreeWeeks’ Editors Choice Award and was 1 of only 10 nominees for Musical Theatre Review’s Best Musical.
The show is endorsed by The International Buster Keaton Society.
The Soundtrack to When You Fall Down-The Buster Keaton Story is available now! Get your copy here!
Click here to read the ThreeWeeks Review of When You Fall Down at Pleasance Edinburgh.
Click here to read the Mind The Blog Review of When You Fall Down at Pleasance Edinburgh.
Click here to read the LondonTheatre1 Review of When You Fall Down at The Other Palace (West End).
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SEP 14-15, The Hen & Chickens Theatre, London, UK
OCT 6, Museum of Art, Muskegon, USA
JAN 27: The Slapstick Festival, Colston Hall, Bristol, UK
FEB 11-12: The Hope Theatre, London, UK
APR 26-28: The Tabard Theatre, London, UK
JUL 5-7: Théâtre de Ménlimontant, Paris, France.
JUL 14: The Pleasance, London, UK.
JUL 18: The Other Palace, London (West End), UK.
AUG 1-27: The Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh, UK.
SEP 22: St Peter’s Arts Centre, Preston, UK.
SEP 29: Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, UK.
NOV 18-19: The Tabard Theatre, London UK.
SEP 10-12: The Hen and Chickens Theatre, London, UK.
SEP 16-18: Town and Gown Theatre, Cambridge, UK.
SEP 30- OCT 3: The Old Joint Stock, Birmingham, UK.