Where and when…

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See an extract from ‘Audacious Mr Astley’ at



Waterloo East Theatre, London; Victoria and Albert Museum (extract only); Zippo’s Circus / Circus Friends’ Association, Blackheath, London; Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh (Fringe Festival 2018 & 2019); Off the Shelf literary festival, Sheffield University; Falcon Hotel, Bromyard, Herefordshire (after-supper event); Regal Studio, Tenbury Wells; St Mark’s C of E Primary School, Eccles, Kent; St Mary’s (Old) Church, Burham, Kent; Discovery Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne; Downe House School, Thatcham, Berkshire; P & O Cruises MV Arcadia; Bedfringe Festival, Bedford.

Mr Astley also appeared on screen in an interactive display to recount details of the early history of the circus for Sheffield University Library’s special exhibition on circus history curated by the National Fairground and Circus Archive.

Performances at the Discovery Museum, Newcastle Upon Tyne, were featured in The Northern Echo newspaper: https://bit.ly/2W8rjd4