Audacious Mr Astley – Performed by Chris Barltrop

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Wed 17th October 7:30pm

Cavalryman-turned-showman Philip Astley (1742-1814) is considered the creator of the modern circus, adding acrobats, rope-walkers and clowns to the trick-riding displays he and his wife gave from 1768. Fresh from the Edinburgh Festival, Chris Barltrop’s one-man play, Audacious Mr Astley, celebrates 250 years of circus. Astley tells his own story, giving an impression of the man as well as sketching his career. Chris Barltrop is a writer, actor, performer and ringmaster.


Tickets (In Advance)

£6/£5 (concs)

Tickets (On the Door)

£7/£6 (concs)


Drama Studio, Shearwood Road, S10 2TD

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Festival theme
Circus 250
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