When You Fall Down: The Buster Keaton Story


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  • Birmingham City Centre
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The award-winning musical about the silent era’s greatest star comes to The Old Joint Stock! 

Through slapstick, songs and soft shoe shuffle, follow the triumphs and trials of film star Buster Keaton making his iconic movies. As the world whirls around him, his marriage failing and his best friend on trial, Buster turns to the bottle. With his career in danger, Buster must hit his mark as he films the most dangerous stunt of all. With mime, magic and re-creations of Buster’s routines, this 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.

Endorsed by The International Buster Keaton Society, the show toured the UK in 2018, including an appearance in The West End and a month long run with sell-out crowds at Pleasance Edinburgh. The show has also travelled to Paris and the USA, where it was performed for Buster’s own family.

Written and performed “in true Buster Keaton fashion” (Mind The Blog) by James Dangerfield, don’t miss the chance to see this “amusing and heartbreaking” (Voice Mag) new musical.

Winner of ThreeWeeks Editors’ Choice Award 2018

Musical Theatre Review’s Best Musical at The Fringe Nominee 2018

★★★★★ “In this exquisite new one-man show… Dangerfield’s dance, mime and physicality are riveting.” ThreeWeeks

★★★★ “It’s a thrilling 50 minutes…bringing Buster to life before our very eyes… I urge you to see it.” LondonTheatre1

★★★★ “An impeccable performance and a sublime show…full of slapstick, beautiful music and a dash of pathos”. Mind The Blog

★★★★ “Amusing and heartbreaking…the show is a joy”. Voice Mag

★★★★ “Entertaining, engaging and full of charm”. London Pub Theatres

★★★★ “His vocal talents on full view throughout the performance.” London Theatre Reviews

★★★★ “Loose-limbed clowning and sketch re-enactments… a joy to watch.” Reviewsphere




Ticket Event time Cost
When You Fall Down - Evening

Admits One

20:00 - 21:00 £14.00
When You Fall Down - Matinee

Admits One

15:00 - 16:00 £14.00
Pre-Theatre Dining - Evening


18:00 - 19:45 £20.00
Pre-Theatre Dining - Matinee


13:00 - 15:00 £20.00



4 Temple Row West, B2 5NY


Birmingham City Centre


Old Joint Stock Theatre


Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre

Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre

Victorian, unique and vintage are but a few ways to describe the eye-catching Old Joint Stock Theatre pub, sitting just shy of Birmingham City Centre.  Born originally as a library in 1862 then later a bank, this decadent and richly decorated Victorian pub sits comfortably opposite St Philips Cathedral…

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Changes may be made to ticket purchases subject to availability and may not be an option for certain events. Any possible changes will incur a £2.50 per ticket administration fee. This is offered at the discretion of the venue.

**Should any performances at our venue be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all ticket holders will be issued with a full refund on their theatre tickets and any packages added to their booking.**

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