Audacious Mr Astley

Awarded 5 stars at the 2018 Fringe and written and performed by professional ringmaster Chris Barltrop, this is a unique insider's view of entertainment history.

Audacious Mr Astley

About Audacious Mr Astley

Meet the man who invented the circus! Presenting Sergeant-Major Philip Astley, late of His Majesty's Royal Regiment of Light Dragoons. Master equestrian, horse-trainer, and proprietor of the celebrated Astley's Amphitheatre, Westminster Bridge. At your service to recount a most h'interesting and h'informative history!

Written and performed by professional ringmaster Chris Barltrop - a unique insider's view of entertainment history. Awarded 5 stars at the 2018 Fringe, back in 2019 by special invitation.

Venue 33: Pleasance Courtyard

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Audacious Mr Astley are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Other Events at The Pleasance Edinburgh or Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Forth on The Fringe

Forth on The Fringe

7th August 2020 - 8th August 2020
Forth on the Fringe is our annual one stop shop for all the essential acts you need to see at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. Catch it at Edinburgh Playhouse on 7th and 8th August!
Fringe Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

Fringe Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall

7th August 2020 - 29th August 2020
Come along for some good exercise and great fun with Edinburgh Ceilidhs in Lauriston Hall during the Festival Fringe!
Russell Howard

Russell Howard

18th August 2020
Russell Howard brings his Respite world tour to the 2020 Edinburgh Festival Fringe playing the largest venue at the festival, the Edinburgh Playhouse, on Tuesday 18 August 2020!

Theatre Events you might like...

I Think We Are Alone
I Think We Are Alone
18th Feb 2020 - 22nd Feb 2020
Kings Theatre Edinburgh, Edinburgh South
I Think We Are Alone is a bittersweet and funny take on our ache to connect with those voices we need to hear again, those arms we need to feel around us and those faces we need to see again.
Antigone, Interruped
Antigone, Interruped
20th Feb 2020 - 22nd Feb 2020
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh West
Antigone, Interrupted re-imagines a classic story for a contemporary world through the body and voice of a single performer.
Witches’ Gets
Witches’ Gets
20th February 2020
Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh Old Town
Based on the true events of the 1662-3 Finnmark Witch trials in Norway, Aurora Writers present an interpretative ensemble show blending spoken word, film projection, animation, music and movement.
Find Theatre events in Edinburgh

Family and Kids Events you might like...

Rob Roy MacGregor
Rob Roy MacGregor
18th February 2020
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Rob Roy MacGregor
Rob Roy MacGregor
19th February 2020
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Rob Roy MacGregor
Rob Roy MacGregor
20th February 2020
Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town
Rob Roy MacGregor - Hear stories of Rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation at Edinburgh Castle.
Find Family and Kids events in Edinburgh

Summer Holiday Events you might like...

Nature Explorers
Nature Explorers
29th Jun 2020 - 18th Aug 2020
Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston
Come along to Almond Valley Heritage Centre during the school summer holidays for experiments and explorations, crafts and creations, and other practical outdoor fun for all the family!
Summer Holiday Activity: Pond Dipping
Summer Holiday Activity: Pond Dipping
2nd July 2020
Hopetoun House, South Queensferry
Join us to explore the resident wildlife in Hopetoun's Round Pond. Suitable for all ages and abilities.
Summer Holiday Activity: Naturecraft
Summer Holiday Activity: Naturecraft
9th July 2020
Hopetoun House, South Queensferry
Join us at Hopetoun House on 9th July to make your own wonderful art using nature as your inspiration. Suitable for all ages and abilities.
Find Summer Holiday events in Edinburgh

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Disney’s The Lion King
The story of THE LION KING is miraculously brought to life using masks, puppets and striking costumes to tell the story of young Simba's epic adventures.
Tyrannosaurs
The most comprehensive exhibition ever mounted on tyrannosaurs is coming to the National Museum of Scotland, bringing the latest palaeontological discoveries to life.
Blood and Guts: The Twists and Turns of Edinburgh’s Medical History
Join the Surgeons Hall Museums on their weekend walking tour through Edinburgh’s old town and hear tales of old Edinburgh, disease, dissection and curious methods of treatment.
Free Live Music at The Fiddlers Arms
Come along to The Fiddlers Arms every weekend from 9pm and enjoy free live music with something to suit everyone’s tastes! Entry is always free.
Cowgate St Patrick’s Festival - 2020
It's that time of year again and no one does a St Patrick's Festival quite like Edinburgh Cowgate, with four days of festival extravaganza!

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »