When You Fall Down: The Buster Keaton Story (3 stars)

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The Buster Keaton story, in a show endorsed by the International Buster Keaton Society.

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When You Fall Down: The Buster Keaton Story

Through slapstick, songs and soft shoe shuffle, follow the triumphs and trials of silent star Buster Keaton making his iconic movies. As the world whirls around, his marriage failing, his best friend on trial, his career at threat and turning to the bottle, Buster must hit his mark as he films his most dangerous ever stunt.

With music, mime, magic and re-creations of Buster’s routines, the show has just finished a month-long run at The Pleasance, Edinburgh. It has appeared in Paris, West End theatre The Other Palace, sell out London shows and in the US for Buster’s own family.

'James Dangerfield has succeeded so magnificently in bringing Buster to life before our eyes… it's a thrilling 50 minutes… I urge you to see it.' ★★★★ (London Theatre 1)

'Entertaining, engaging and full of charm.' ★★★★ (LondonPubTheatres.com)

'Dangerfield uses a wide range of impressive techniques to entertain the audience, with his vocal talents on full view throughout the performance.' ★★★★ (London Theatre Reviews)

'When You Fall Down is a triumph' (Binnie Brennan, Keaton author)

'For anyone who is an admirer of Buster Keaton’s work, loves the silent movie era or just likes a good musical, this show is for you.' (London Pub Theatres)

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When You Fall Down: The Buster Keaton Story

5 Aug 20183 stars

Buster Keaton musical lovingly covers the highs and lows of a Hollywood great

James Dangerfield's one man musical show When You Fall Down tells the story of an all time comedy great. More than simply a tribute to someone he's clearly in awe of, Dangerfield's show focuses on artistic integrity and the importance of sticking to a…

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