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Showbiz legend Count Arthur Strong prepares for one final Aberdeen show at the Tivoli

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In what will certainly prove to be one of the comedy highlights of the year, showbiz legend Count Arthur Strong (aka Steve Delaney) is set to return to Aberdeen, this time with his farewell tour (part one), “And It’s Goodnight From Him!”.

Count Arthur Strong brings his farewell tour (part one) to Aberdeen.
Count Arthur Strong brings his farewell tour (part one) to Aberdeen.

Having consulted with top Harley Street specialists, the St Anne’s Jombulance Brigade and Professor Twitty, that did covid, (the bald one), Count Arthur Strong has decided to gradually phase in his farewell tour over a, yet to be specified number of parts, because of the likelihood of people doing ‘Cold Turkey’ in theatres over him. Whilst partial, himself to the odd bit of cold turkey, it is banned in most theatre auditoriums, apart from in the north-east, because of it getting trodden in to the carpets etc, and the cumulative smell. The management would appreciate your co-operation in this matter.

Join Arthur for this never to be forgotten start to his farewell tour in…‘And It’s Goodnight From Him!’

Count Arthur Strong in “And It’s Goodnight From Him! comes to Aberdeen’s Tivoli Theatre on Thursday, April 25 with tickets available from the venue box office and online at

Steve Delaney created Count Arthur Strong whilst studying at the Central School of Speech and Drama in the 1980s. In the 90s he resurrected the character for an outing at The Kings Head, Crouch End and on the following day retired from acting to focus his career on Arthur. The character became an Edinburgh Festival Fringe institution with his famed lecture talks, gaining both a cult following and huge critical acclaim with his breakthrough show in 2002 ‘Forgotten Egypt’. In 2004 Count Arthur Strong became a regular star guest on BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe Show, this led to his own sitcom on BBC Radio 4. Airing since 2005, Count Arthur Strong’s Radio Show! has notched up eight series and nine specials, along the way winning The Sony Award for Best Comedy in 2009 and The British Comedy Guide Best Radio Sitcom in 2016, 2018, 2019 and has made the shortlist for the 2021 award. The critically acclaimed show also featured in the Radio Times top twenty radio comedies of all time in 2020.

In 2013 the character stepped onto TV, with Count Arthur Strong, broadcast on BBC Two. A further two series were produced in 2015 and 2017 airing on BBC One. The TV series was nominated for two BAFTAs for Best Sitcom and three British Comedy Awards. Count Arthur Strong was also voted the 3rd Most Missed TV Show of the 21st Century in the Radio Times and currently airs on Netflix and Amazon Prime.

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