when you fall down

written and performed by JAMES DANGERFIELD
11 & 12 Feb
7:45pm
£15/£12
Sun/Mon only.

Dear Mr. Keaton, I love your movies. Can you tell me the secret of your comedy?

“Well, I guess you take the knocks, absorb the shocks, and then you keep on going. When you fall down, you get back up and you don’t complain.”

1928. Silent screen star Buster Keaton arrives in Culver City, at the film studio which is his new home, and reflects on his life and career.

When You Fall Down tells Buster’s story from his first movie-making experience in 1917, to his signing by MGM 11 years later. We join Buster on seven separate days from this period as he films his iconic movies, following his personal and professional triumphs and trials. As the world whirls around him, with his marriage failing, his career at threat and turning to the bottle, Buster must hit his mark as he films his most dangerous ever stunt. With slapstick, songs and a soft shoe shuffle, the 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.

When You Fall Down is returning from the US where it was performed at the International Buster Keaton Convention, including members of Buster’s own family, in fall 2017.

Box Office opens at 7.00pm for cash sales and collection of pre-booked tickets. The performance lasts 50 minutes without interval. No re-admittance once the performance has commenced.

LATECOMERS MAY NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE IN GOOD TIME FOR THE START TIME OF 7.45PM.

Over 18s only. Due to pub licensing laws no one under the age of 18 is permitted into the building after 7pm.

Refunds are not available. In extreme circumstances tickets purchased may be exchanged for another performance if adequate written notice is provided. 

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booking:
telephone bookings:
0333 666 3366
(booking fees apply, fees for telephone sales will be higher)