Count Arthur Strong is a pompous old actor from Yorkshire, who suffers from frequent memory loss. He is known for mixing up his words and getting frustrated or confused, often saying the wrong thing in a thick Northern accent which has everyone laughing. Count Arthur Strong is inquisitive and optimistic, something Delaney sees in himself.
The fictional star Count Arthur Strong is brought to life by creator and Sony Gold Comedy Award winner Steve Delaney. With his own BBC sitcom inspired by BBC’’s Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show!, Delaney’s character is a national treasure.
The character of Count Arthur Strong first came to life in the 1980s, during Delaney’s time studying drama in London. He drew on people he had met growing up and fused them into Count Arthur Strong, getting into character for the first time for an end-of-term show. The Count was then brought back at Edinburgh Festival and for his own series on BBC Radio 4. The radio show won awards and transformed Count Arthur Strong into a beloved British icon.
His latest tour show Is Anybody Out There has already had ticket sales flying, as Count Arthur Strong discussed planets and the universe. Clear jokes about ‘Uranus’ and ‘Mars(bars)’ are made. Don’t miss out on seeing Count Arthur Strong next on tour with tickets to see him live. Follow Count Arthur Strong on TickX to receive ticket reminders and alerts for shows.