COUNT Arthur Strong will be ‘Alive and Unplugged’ at Malvern Theatres, this June.

What he’s been unplugged from hasn’t yet been made quite clear; but that could happen.

But a spokesman said: “In his first solo show for some years, the noble Count takes us back to what he does best; not that he wasn’t doing his best before, because he was. He only knows how to do his best.

“So in this wonderful new show he’s still doing the best he can, but expect cries along the lines of ‘No, that’s not working Doris…. Look you do it. Have a look at someone else’s poster and rewrite what they’ve put on that. Not John Bishop’s though! Obviously discharge your cleaning obligations first. And don’t forget the tide mark on the bath this time! Oh and I’ve got a doctors appointment about my you know what so I’ll leave your money under the clock on the mantlepiece’.”

Count Arthur Strong, whose unusual musings have also been heard on BBC Radio 4, for our sins, is best described as an eccentric septuagenarian with a background in the music hall, as a performer.

His gift is to lure people into the more obsessive and quirky elements of his world, including Michael Baker, the studious son of his former comedy partner.

The spokesman added: “The show business colossus with a soup obsession takes us back on a journey through his early career.

“Using the latest technology and all that - he’s already asked about a decent projector - the Count will be delving into his own personal box of video cassettes and talking us, and you, through the highlights of his glittering TV career, and many of his trademark stories we’ve come to love him for.”

The spokesman said: “If you only buy one ticket for something this year make sure it’s this and bring someone with you. You won’t be disappointed.”

Count Arthur Strong will be Alive and Unplugged on Saturday June 16 at Malvern Theatres.

Tickets are on sale at the Box Office 01684 892277 and online at